Convido Blog

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Attracting the best and brightest skilled migrants to boost Australia’s economic recovery

Guest post by Chris Spentzaris, Fragomen Reflecting the importance that migration will continue play in Australia’s economic recovery, the October’s deferred 2020 Federal Budget included several key immigration initiatives focused on attracting global talent and high value investment to Australia. With the annual permanent migration program levels to be maintained at 160,000 places for the … Read more

Lower Skilled Migration Barriers?

Written by Chris Miller, Chairman of Convido Facilitating skilled migration is an urgent priority for government. This will require changes to the government’s migration program and improvements in visa processing.  By April of 2020, 300,000 temporary residents had left Australia. Perhaps by now that figure has reached half a million, or nearly 2% of our 26 million population.  Deloitte Access Economics predicts that there will be 600,000 fewer people in Australia by mid-2022, due to … Read more

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Skilled Migrants Granted Priority Status and Exemption from Australia’s COVID Ban

Guest post by Krishneel Ram, Robert Walters Immigration Services With a focus on quickly rebounding from the economic effects of COVID-19 whilst balancing the needs of the Australian Labour Market the Department of Home Affairs announced a new Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List (‘PMSOL’) designed to allow skilled overseas workers in identified priority occupations to … Read more

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Expansion of ‘Critical Skills and Sectors’ Exemption from Australian Border Restrictions

Expansion of exemptions from Australian border restrictions Guest post by Leah Kang, Robert Walters Immigration Services On 20 March 2020, Australia closed its borders to all non-citizens and non-residents – with limited exemptions for immediate family members and those working in critical sectors or with critical skills. Since then, all visa applications lodged from an … Read more


COVID-19 Update

Convido Corporate Housing offers an essential service for corporate travellers seeking premium yet cost-effective accommodation solutions, and therefore remains open for business throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. As an accredited member of the Association of Serviced Apartment Providers (ASAP), Convido meets all current prescribed regulations and best practice standards for safety, security, customer service and duty … Read more


Company Statement – COVID-19 – Coronavirus

Response to the Coronavirus Outbreak Our organisation has been providing accommodation solutions for valued clients and guests for more than twenty years, and in that time our commitment to the security, health and safety of those staying with us has always been paramount – we take our duty of care very seriously.  The coronavirus outbreak … Read more

Booking corporate travel

Booking corporate travel? Save time and money on accommodation with these three tips

Booking corporate travel for one or more executives can take an exhaustive amount of time – especially if booking an extended stay, when proximity to the project and lifestyle are important factors, and expense tends to rise. Corporate housing in a residential environment, fully furnished to executive standards, is an often-overlooked accommodation option for extended … Read more

Duty of care. Do you care?

In Australian law, duty of care is ‘a legal duty to take reasonable care not to cause harm to another person that could be reasonably foreseen.’ A duty of care is even breached when a person is injured because of the inaction, of another person. Given employers’ evolving responsibilities for employees on assignment, we thought … Read more

Resources for new arrivals

Resources for new arrivals

If you’re staying with Convido Corporate Housing and are new to the city, you’ll probably want to settle in as quickly as possible and then start exploring your new town – but where to begin? Read on for our top tips for making a new city home and some of our favourite resources for new … Read more

Navigating Global Transitions

Navigating Global Transitions

By Margot Andersen For those who have lived abroad, or are embarking on resettling in a new country, you will know that sometimes it can feel just plain tough. Whilst the experience of international moves are exciting, most of us are caught by surprise at just how many ‘little’ things can actually unnerve us or … Read more

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Global mobility and the Temporary Skill Shortage visa one year on

Guest post by Chris Spentzaris, Fragomen Challenges businesses faced in the first year of TSS visa and outlook for the future On 18 March 2018 Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa replaced Australia’s flagship 457 visa. The most significant overhaul of Australia’s principal work visa program for two decades, the new TSS regime reflects a general … Read more