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LIN 21/008 Other as made
This instrument specifies that the period of recovery from the economic effects of COVID-19 in Australia is an Australian Government endorsed event under paragraph 408.229(b) of Schedule 2 to the Migration Regulations 1994 and specifies the class of persons in relation to that event.
Administered by: Home Affairs
Registered 26 Feb 2021
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR15-Mar-2021
Tabled Senate15-Mar-2021

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LIN 21/008

I, Jodie Bjerregaard, delegate of the Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs, make this instrument under paragraph 408.229(b) of Schedule 2 to the Migration Regulations 1994 (the Regulations).

 

Dated     25 February 2021

Jodie Bjerregaard

Senior Executive Service, Band One

Immigration Programs Division

Department of Home Affairs 

 


1          Name

                 This instrument is the Migration (Post COVID-19 economic recovery event for Subclass 408 visas) Instrument (LIN 21/008) 2021.

2          Commencement

                 This instrument commences on 27 February 2021.

3          Definitions

                 In this instrument:

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

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

4          Event

                 For paragraph 408.229(b) of Schedule 2 to the Regulations, the period of recovery from the economic effects of COVID-19 in Australia is a specified event (the event).

5          Class of persons

                 For paragraph 408.229(c) of Schedule 2 to the Regulations, an applicant is in a specified class of persons in relation to the event if the applicant:

(a)   is employed full time as an essential staff member of an overseas business that:

             (i)  is relocating to Australia; and

            (ii)  will assist in Australia’s response to the event; and

(b)   will assist with the establishment of the business’s operation in Australia; and

(c)   makes an application for a Subclass 408 visa between 27 February 2021 and 30 June 2022; and

(d)   has not previously been granted a visa in accordance with this instrument.