Since the turn of the new century the Australian Offshore General Skilled Migration (hereinafter called ‘GSM’) program has experienced significant changes in the application process. Previously, an overseas applicant could have his case assessed completely at his local Australian Embassy or Consulate. Only complicated cases required assistance from migration officers located in Australia. Presently the process is completely different. This paper will discuss the requirements to migrate to Australia under the Skill-Independent category of the GSM, using a senior business manager as an example. The next sections will introduce his Hong Kong and Australian tax exposures respectively, before and after arriving in Australia.
|Journal||Journal of Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Law|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 2008|