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Massive changes proposed for the Migration System – Australian Migration Agents and Immigration Lawyers Melbourne

25 Introduce a cheaper, more attractive temporary visa product for parents that might in the long term replace a permanent parent program. Strengthen international student outcomes and transitions 26 Review the Student visa working hours cap, including whether unpaid work-integrated-learning, internships and work experience are counted towards the cap. 27 Provide a Temporary Graduate visa automatically upon study completion. 28 Align the duration of the Temporary Graduate visa with the time required to identify high potential graduates who will succeed on a permanent skilled visa. Within these parameters, minimize the time former students can remain in Australia on a temporary basis. 29 Explore options to provide a certain and direct permanent residence pathway for a very narrowly defined group of students. 30 Align the English language requirements of the Student and/or Graduate visas with skilled visa English language requirements. 31 Move from the Genuine Temporary Entrant criterion to a Genuine Student test. Unlock all migrant potential 32 Revisit the scope of settlement and integration support programs, with a view to making them more responsive to local differences in settlement location, and migrant need. 33 Review the Newly Arrived Resident Waiting Period (NARWP) to help improve government understanding of the impacts of this policy measure on migrant outcomes. 34 Invest in social enterprises and others that focus on the drivers of migrant economic integration, including for cohorts who face particular barriers in the labor market (eg migrant women, and humanitarian entrants). 35 Lead alongside states and territories a strategy to oversee efforts to streamline skills recognition, particularly for those occupations that can deliver the most benefit to Australia. Improve and restore clarity to the role of migration in international

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36 Examine visa processing arrangements for South-East Asia and the Pacific, to ensure we are presenting a welcoming face to our region, while balancing risk. Invest in policy, service delivery and enabling capabilities 37 Invest in the Department of Home Affairs’ ability to deliver the migration system, including through ongoing investment in ICT systems, technological adoption and data capabilities. 38 Undertake a phased program of legislative review and reform.

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