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Federal Budget 25 October 2022

MIA Notice 42

New announcements:

  • an additional 500 places in the aged care training pathway for Pacific Australia Labour Mobility (PALM) scheme participants 2022–23.

  • a new Pacific Engagement Visa with up to 3,000 permanent migration places for nationals of Pacific Island countries and Timor Leste, in addition to the existing permanent migration program.

  • additional funding for 3-year Temporary Humanitarian Concern Visas (subclass 786) for Ukrainians and extended access to Medicare for a 12-month period for Ukrainians, including their immediate family members, who hold a Bridging Visa E.

  • $0.6 million in additional funding in 2022–23 for the Ukrainian Community and Settlement Support.

  • nil visa application charges for international teams, officials and official carers participating in the Virtus Oceania Asia Games 2022.

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