Emigration to Australia has been impacted by Australia’s recent Federal Budget that included plans to counteract the effects of COVID-19 on immigration. While the 2020/21 cap for the migration programme stays at 160 000 places, the balance between the incoming Skills stream and the Family stream has changed. Family visas The number of places allocated to the Family stream has increased by 61.75%, with the majority going to Partner visas.
COVID-19 has turned everything upside down – especially travel and emigration to New Zealand. Those who can travel to New Zealand include critical health and disability workers and “other critical workers”. 1. Critical health and disability workers This category includes the likes of: Registered health practitioners as set out in the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 Internationally qualified nurses Paramedics and ambulance workers Technical and support staff working in theatres,