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Regulations as made
This instrument amends the Migration Regulations 1994 to make it easier for applicants for a Subclass 189 (Skilled – Independent) visa in the New Zealand stream to satisfy the annual income requirement.
Administered by: Home Affairs
Registered 31 May 2021
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR02-Jun-2021
Tabled Senate15-Jun-2021
Date of repeal 25 Aug 2021
Repealed by Division 1 of Part 3 of Chapter 3 of the Legislation Act 2003
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Commonwealth Coat of Arms of Australia

 

Migration Amendment (Subclass 189 Visas) Regulations 2021

I, General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd), Governor‑General of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, make the following regulations.

Dated 27 May 2021

David Hurley

Governor‑General

By His Excellency’s Command

Alex Hawke

Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs

 

  

  


Contents

1............ Name............................................................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement............................................................................................................. 1

3............ Authority....................................................................................................................... 1

4............ Schedules...................................................................................................................... 1

Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                                          2

Migration Regulations 1994                                                                                                               2

 


1  Name

                   This instrument is the Migration Amendment (Subclass 189 Visas) Regulations 2021.

2  Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this instrument specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  The whole of this instrument

1 July 2021.

1 July 2021

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this instrument as originally made. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this instrument.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this instrument. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this instrument.

3  Authority

                   This instrument is made under the Migration Act 1958.

4  Schedules

                   Each instrument that is specified in a Schedule to this instrument is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this instrument has effect according to its terms.

Schedule 1Amendments

  

Migration Regulations 1994

1  Subclause 189.232(1) of Schedule 2

Omit “The”, substitute “Subject to subclause (1A), the”.

2  Subclause 189.232(1) of Schedule 2

Omit “the 4 most recently completed income years before the date of the application (during the period of 5 years immediately before that date)”, substitute “3 income years ending during the period of 5 years ending immediately before the date of the application”.

3  After subclause 189.232(1) of Schedule 2

Insert:

          (1A)  One of the income years must be the income year that ended most recently before the date of the application.

4  Subclause 189.233(1) of Schedule 2

Omit “4 completed”, substitute “3”.

5  In the appropriate position in Schedule 13

Insert:

Part 94Amendments made by the Migration Amendment (Subclass 189 Visas) Regulations 2021

  

9401  Operation of Schedule 1

                   The amendments made by items 1 to 4 of Schedule 1 to the Migration Amendment (Subclass 189 Visas) Regulations 2021 apply in relation to visa applications made on or after 1 July 2021.