Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme visa (subclass 187)


Direct Entry stream

The Direct Entry stream is an alternative way to obtain permanent residency in Australia through skilled migration. The Direct Entry stream is suitable for applicants who are untested in the Australian labour market and have not held a subclass 457 for at least the last two years, or are applying directly from outside Australia.

To be eligible for the direct entry stream you must:

–        Be nominated by your employer

–        Have not turned 50 years of age (unless you meet the exemptions);

–        Have competent English language ability;

–        Satisfy health and character requirements;

–        Meet a valid positive Skills Assessment and 3 years full time relevant experience.

The Direct Entry stream requires that the visa applicant will be employed on a full time basis in the nominated position for at least two years. The terms and conditions of employment must not preclude extension of the period of employment.

For more information regarding the Direct Entry stream for Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme visa (subclass 187), contact one of our friendly staff at Bambrick Legal today.


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In the recent Budget, the Morrison Government announced its drastic proposal to ban business cash transactions exceeding $10,000.  This proposed new legislation, known as the known as the Currency (Restrictions on the Use of Cash) Bill 2019, is, as the Government describes, an attempt to ‘tackle tax evasion and other criminal activity’. The issue with this proposal is that the $10,000 threshold may be altered by regulations and therefore does not need to be voted on in Parliament.   This means that, in the event that this proposal is accepted, the government may lower the threshold to any amount in the years to come. The new proposed law would also end a business or company’s reporting obligations to the anti-laundering organisation AUSTRAC. Consequences Under this new proposal, business owners may face fines of up to $25,000 and two years jail for accepting cash payments for goods and services worth over $10,000 from 1 January 2020. It has also been noted that the same penalty applies for cash donations and to payment plans where the total is split into a serious of payments. Exempt transactions Not all transactions will be restricted by the proposed legislation.  The following are exempt:
  • Transaction of consumer to consumer payments (eg, purchasing a second hand vehicle) but not including transactions involving real property (eg, land and real estate).
  • Withdrawals and deposits to and from banks.
  • Exchanging foreign currency.
All other transactions must be made electronically or by cheque. This proposal has sparked back lash, with many critics raising concerns over privacy as such restrictions on cash undermines an individual’s privacy by creating a digital footprint of all our transactions. The proposed start date of the cash payment limit is 1 January 2020 and for certain ASUTRAC reporting entities from 1 January 2021. For further information in relation to this proposed new legislation and how this may affect your business, please contact one of our experienced staff at Bambrick Legal today.  
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