Australian visa changes for 2022-23 and what a new government may bring

The start of the financial year on 1 July means a resetting of spots in Australia's migration program, opening up new opportunities for people from overseas. But this year also presents some key changes for certain visa holders in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The financial year begins on July 1 and this means a resetting of spots in Australia’s migration program, opening up new opportunities for people from overseas. This year however it presents some key changes for certain visa holders in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Visa changes from 1 July will offer skilled workers new pathways to permanent residency, more places for working holiday makers and the chance for graduates impacted by COVID-19 border closures to make up for their time locked out of Australia. Ben Watt, a lawyer with migration agents VisaEnvoy, said the changes presented “exciting” prospects for some, with a focus on supporting the economic recovery from COVID-19. “It is very difficult for a lot of people and a lot of industries to fill staff shortages, especially in certain skilled fields,” he said.

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