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October 8, 2020

Federal Budget 2020-21

Federal Budget 2020-21 – Released Oct 6th 2020

We know that all temporary, permanent and future residents of Australia were anxiously expecting for the 2020/21 Federal Budget to be released, so we have prepared a quick summary with the most important points of the newly disclosed Federal Budget that we believe are relevant to our Expert family,

Here are a few things you should know,

 

  •  Migration Program Levels: Government will keep the Migration Program planning for 2020-21 in 160,000 vacancies.
  •  Family Stream vacancies will increase from 47,732 to 77.300 spots in 2020-2021
  •  Employer Sponsored, Global Talent, Business Innovation and Investment Program Visas will be prioritized on Skilled Stream.
  •  Onshore applicants and Partner visa applicants where the relevant sponsor reside in a regional area will also be prioritized for the Migration Program 2020-21.
  •  Global Talent Independent Program (GTI): Openings in the GTI program will be tripled for 15,000.
  •  Task Force attraction of global talent and business: The government will provide $ 29,8 million over two years of 2020-21 to establish a new Global Business Task Force and Talent Attraction from across the government to attract international business and exceptional talent to Australia to support recovery post COVID and increase local jobs.
  •  The Government will apply the Family Sponsorship Visa structure to Partner visas which will require character checks and personal information sharing as a mandatory part of the application. These changes will complement existing family violence arrangements within the Partner Visa program.
  •  Government will introduce English language requirements for Partner visa applicants and PR sponsors. These changes will help increase social cohesion and economic participation in the country

 

Full Federal budget documents relevant to migration can be accessed HERE