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LIN 20/229 Other as made
This instrument specifies an additional class of persons to enable people with the relevant skills and qualifications to undertake work in the aged care sector to apply for the Subclass 408 visa.
Administered by: Home Affairs
Registered 07 Sep 2020

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Migration (LIN 20/229: COVID-19 Pandemic event for Subclass 408 (Temporary Activity) visa and visa application charge for Temporary Activity (Class GG) visa) Instrument 2020

I, Jodie Bjerregaard, as delegate of the Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs, make this instrument.

Dated      07 September                    2020

Jodie Bjerregaard

Senior Executive Service Band One

Temporary Visa Program Branch

Department of Home Affairs

 

 

 


Contents

Part 1—Preliminary                                                                                                     3

1  Name........................................................................................................................................ 3

2  Commencement........................................................................................................................ 3

3  Authority.................................................................................................................................. 3

4  Definitions................................................................................................................................ 3

5  Repeal....................................................................................................................................... 4

6 Application................................................................................................................................ 4

Part 2—Event, classes of persons and visa application charge                                 5

7  Event........................................................................................................................................ 5

8  Classes of persons.................................................................................................................... 5

9  Visa application charge............................................................................................................. 6

 

 


Part 1Preliminary

1  Name

(1)          This instrument is the Migration (LIN 20/229: COVID-19 Pandemic event for Subclass 408 (Temporary Activity) visa and visa application charge for Temporary Activity (Class GG) visa) Instrument 2020.

(2)          This instrument may be cited as LIN 20/229.

2  Commencement

This instrument commences on the day after it is registered on the Federal Register of Legislation.

3  Authority

This instrument is made under the following provisions of the Regulations:

(a)          subregulation 2.07(5);

(b)          paragraph 408.229(b) of Schedule 2;

(c)     paragraph 408.229(c) of Schedule 2.

4  Definitions

Note:          The expressions permanent visa, substantive visa and visa application charge are defined in subsection 5(1) of the Migration Act 1958.

In this instrument:

approved provider has the same meaning as in the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission Act 2018.

COVID-19 pandemic means the pandemic declared by the World Health Organization on 11 March 2020, caused by the coronavirus COVID-19.

Regulations means the Migration Regulations 1994.

service provider of a Commonwealth‑funded aged care service has the same meaning as in the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission Act 2018.

Subclass 408 visa means a Subclass 408 (Temporary Activity) visa.

substantive temporary visa means a substantive visa, other than a permanent visa.

Repeal

This instrument repeals the Migration (LIN 20/122: COVID-19 Pandemic event for Subclass 408 (Temporary Activity) visa and visa application charge for Temporary Activity (Class GG) visa) Instrument 2020 (LIN 20/122) (F2020L00409), in accordance with subsection 33(3) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

6 Application

This instrument applies to an application for a Subclass 408 visa that is either:

(a)          made on or after commencement of this instrument; or

(b)          made but not finally determined before commencement of this instrument.


 

Part 2Event, classes of persons and visa application charge

7  Event

For paragraph 408.229(b) of Schedule 2 to the Regulations, the COVID-19 pandemic is specified.

8  Classes of persons

(1)          For paragraph 408.229(c) of Schedule 2 to the Regulations, an applicant for a Subclass 408 visa is in a class of persons in relation to the event specified in section 7 if, at the time of application, the applicant is:

(a)          in Australia; and

(b)          unable to depart Australia as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic; and

(c)          either:

                                                       (i)              the holder of a substantive temporary visa that is 28 days or less from ceasing to be in effect; or

                                                     (ii)              was the holder of a substantive temporary visa that ceased to be in effect not more than 28 days before the application for a Subclass 408 visa is made; and

(d)          unable to make a valid application, or meet the criteria set out in Schedule 2 to the Regulations, for:

                                                       (i)              a visa of the same Subclass as the visa mentioned in paragraph (c); or

                                                     (ii)              a substantive temporary visa of any other Subclass other than a Subclass 408 visa.

(2)          For paragraph 408.229(c) of Schedule 2 to the Regulations, an applicant for a Subclass 408 visa is in a class of persons in relation to the event specified in section 7 if, at the time of application, the applicant is:

(a)          in Australia; and

(b)          unable to depart Australia as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic; and

(c)          either:

(i)                 the holder of a substantive temporary visa, which has a condition attached prohibiting the holder from working in Australia; or

(ii)               was the holder of a substantive temporary visa that ceased to be in effect not more than 28 days before the application for a Subclass 408 visa is made; and

(d)          in receipt of an offer of employment from an approved provider or a service provider of a Commonwealth‑funded aged care service to undertake work in the aged care sector.

Note:    Subparagraphs 8(1)(c)(ii) and 8(2)(c)(ii) above are in accordance with the requirements in Schedule 1 to the Regulations. Item 5 of the table under subitem 1237(3) of Schedule 1 to the Regulations sets out additional requirements for applicants who do not hold a substantive visa, which has the effect that an applicant who does not hold a substantive visa must have held a substantive visa that ceased to be in effect not more than 28 days before making an application.

9  Visa application charge

The classes of persons mentioned in section 8 are specified for the purposes of subparagraph 1237(2)(a)(i) of Schedule 1 to the Regulations.

Note:    Subparagraph 1237(2)(a)(i) provides that the first instalment amount of the visa application charge is nil for an applicant in a class of persons specified in a legislative instrument made for the purposes of that subparagraph.