BioMelbourne Network Podcast

Last updated: 2 March 2022

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Episode 1: Special Visa SchemesThe Global Talent Program and Victorian State Visa Nomination Program 

Australia wants to attract talented people from all over the world. This podcast explores the exciting visa programs provided by both Australia and Victoria that allow Australian companies to recruit internationally and assist individuals from overseas who want to work in Australia. Both federal and state visa programs provide a pathway to permanent residency.

The Podcast answers your visa questions: Who they are for? Why are they offered? How many visas are there and when are they available? We also go into detail on how to apply, as well as case studies of organisations or individuals that have used them.  

Brought to you by BioMelbourne Network, with the support of our podcast partners mexec and The Migration Agency.  

Presented by

Marilyn Jones – Director of mexec
Marilyn Jones is an Executive Recruiter, Scientist and Director of her company mexec. Upon completion of her science degree, she undertook cancer research. This experience led to employment on new R&D and commercialisation projects.  

Sarah Thapa – Managing Director of The Migration Agency 
Sarah is award-winning immigration lawyer and Managing Director of The Migration Agency, with over 15 years’ legal experience gained in Australia, Europe and Asia.  

Fiona Lasut – Manager, Client Experience, Digital and Marketing at the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions
Fiona Lasut joined the Talent and Migration branch as Manager, Client Experience, Digital and Marketing in January 2020. She’s had more than 15 years’ experience in communications, media, digital strategy and marketing.

Hosted by Jeff Malone – CEO of BioMelbourne Network

Listen to Episode 1 (50 minutes):

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