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Migration Amendment (2022 Measures No. 1) Regulations 2022

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  • - F2022L00255
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This instrument amends the Migration Regulations 1994 to assist with retaining workers in the labour market by allowing student visa holders and their dependants to work full-time before the student’s course of study commences, where they had permission to work on their previous visa.
Administered by: Home Affairs
Registered 04 Mar 2022
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled Senate28-Mar-2022
Tabled HR29-Mar-2022
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Commonwealth Coat of Arms of Australia

 

Migration Amendment (2022 Measures No. 1) Regulations 2022

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 03 March 2022

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—Work conditions in relation to Subclass 500 (Student) visas                    2

Migration Regulations 1994                                                                                                               2

Schedule 2—Application arrangements for Subclass 445 (Dependent Child) visas 3

Migration Regulations 1994                                                                                                               3

Schedule 3—Application arrangements for Subclass 155 and 157 (Resident Return) visas        4

Migration Regulations 1994                                                                                                               4

Schedule 4—Application and transitional provisions                                                                 5

Migration Regulations 1994                                                                                                               5

 


1  Name

                   This instrument is the Migration Amendment (2022 Measures No. 1) Regulations 2022.

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

5 March 2022.

5 March 2022

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 1Work conditions in relation to Subclass 500 (Student) visas

  

Migration Regulations 1994

1  Subclause 8104(2) of Schedule 8

Omit “If”, substitute “Subject to subclauses (2A) and (2B), if”.

2  After subclause 8104(2) of Schedule 8

Insert:

          (2A)  Subclause (2) does not apply to the holder if:

                     (a)  at the time of applying for the visa, the holder held a substantive visa or a bridging visa (the previous visa); and

                     (b)  the holder was permitted to work in Australia during the period that the previous visa was in effect.

          (2B)  Subclause (2) does not apply to the holder if the person who satisfies the primary criteria for the grant of the student visa:

                     (a)  held a substantive visa or a bridging visa (the previous visa) at the time of applying for the student visa; and

                     (b)  was permitted to work in Australia during the period that the previous visa was in effect.

          (2C)  If subclause (2) does not apply to the holder because of subclause (2A) or (2B), then despite subclause (1), the holder may engage in work for more than 40 hours a fortnight:

                     (a)  while the holder is in Australia; and

                     (b)  before the course of study mentioned in subclause (2) commences.

3  Subclause 8105(1A) of Schedule 8

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

4  After subclause 8105(1A) of Schedule 8

Insert:

          (1B)  Subclause (1A) does not apply to the holder if:

                     (a)  at the time of applying for the visa, the holder held a substantive visa or a bridging visa (the previous visa); and

                     (b)  the holder was permitted to work in Australia during the period that the previous visa was in effect.

Schedule 2Application arrangements for Subclass 445 (Dependent Child) visas

  

Migration Regulations 1994

1  Subparagraph 4.02(4)(s)(ii)

Omit “or”.

2  Subparagraph 4.02(4)(s)(iii)

Repeal the subparagraph.

3  After paragraph 4.02(4)(s)

Insert:

                    (sa)  a decision made after the commencement of this paragraph to refuse to grant a Subclass 445 (Dependent Child) visa if the visa was applied for by an applicant who was outside Australia when the application was made;

4  After paragraph 4.02(5)(r)

Insert:

                    (ra)  in the case of a decision to which paragraph (4)(sa) applies—the sponsor;

5  Paragraph 1211(3)(ab) of Schedule 1

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                   (ab)  Applicant claims to be a dependent child of a person, and the person holds:

                              (i)  a Subclass 309 (Spouse (Provisional)) visa; or

                             (ii)  a Subclass 309 (Partner (Provisional)) visa; or

                            (iii)  a Subclass 310 (Interdependency (Provisional)) visa; or

                            (iv)  a Subclass 445 (Dependent Child) visa; or

                             (v)  a Subclass 820 (Spouse) visa; or

                            (vi)  a Subclass 820 (Partner) visa; or

                           (vii)  a Subclass 826 (Interdependency) visa.

6  Clause 445.312 of Schedule 2

Omit “445.211(c)”, substitute “445.211(b)”.

7  Clauses 445.411 and 445.412 of Schedule 2

Repeal the clauses, substitute:

445.411 

                   The applicant may be in or outside Australia at the time of grant, but not in immigration clearance.

Schedule 3Application arrangements for Subclass 155 and 157 (Resident Return) visas

  

Migration Regulations 1994

1  Paragraphs 1128(3)(aa) and (b) of Schedule 1

Repeal the paragraphs, substitute:

                     (b)  The applicant may be in or outside Australia, but not in immigration clearance.

2  Clauses 155.411 and 155.412 of Schedule 2

Repeal the clauses, substitute:

155.411 

                   The applicant may be in or outside Australia, but not in immigration clearance, at the time of grant.

3  Clauses 157.411 and 157.412 of Schedule 2

Repeal the clauses, substitute:

157.411 

                   The applicant may be in or outside Australia, but not in immigration clearance, at the time of grant.

Schedule 4Application and transitional provisions

  

Migration Regulations 1994

1  In the appropriate position in Schedule 13

Insert:

Part 105Amendments made by the Migration Amendment (2022 Measures No. 1) Regulations 2022

  

10501  Operation of Schedule 1 (Subclass 500 (Student) visas)

                   The amendments of these Regulations made by items 1 to 4 of Schedule 1 to the Migration Amendment (2022 Measures No. 1) Regulations 2022 apply on and after the commencement of that Schedule in relation to visas granted before, on or after that commencement.

10502  Operation of Schedule 2 (Subclass 445 (Dependent Child) visas)

             (1)  The amendments of these Regulations made by items 1 to 4 of Schedule 2 to the Migration Amendment (2022 Measures No. 1) Regulations 2022 apply in relation to decisions to refuse to grant Subclass 445 (Dependent Child) visas made after the commencement of that Schedule, whether the application for the visa was made before, on or after that commencement.

             (2)  The amendment of these Regulations made by item 5 of Schedule 2 to the Migration Amendment (2022 Measures No. 1) Regulations 2022 applies in relation to visa applications made on or after the commencement of that Schedule.

             (3)  The amendment of these Regulations made by item 7 of Schedule 2 to the Migration Amendment (2022 Measures No. 1) Regulations 2022 applies in relation to visa applications made before, on or after the commencement of that Schedule.

10503  Operation of Schedule 3 (Subclass 155 and 157 (Resident Return) visas)

             (1)  The amendment of these Regulations made by item 1 of Schedule 3 to the Migration Amendment (2022 Measures No. 1) Regulations 2022 applies in relation to visa applications made on or after the commencement of that Schedule.

             (2)  The amendments of these Regulations made by items 2 and 3 of Schedule 3 to the Migration Amendment (2022 Measures No. 1) Regulations 2022 apply in relation to visa applications made before, on or after the commencement of that Schedule.