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Despite layoffs, recruiters say there are gaps in the
The chief executive officer of the Australian Information Industry
Association, said systemic issues in the education system meant
there was an ongoing and significant gap between the supply and
demand of ICT skills in Australia. Industry uses 457 visas to
supplement that deficiency (06 July 2012)
New advisory council on skilled migration
The new Ministerial Advisory Council on Skilled Migration (MACSM)
will provide the Government with expert advice on the role of
skilled migration in the Australian economy, the Minister for
Immigration and Citizenship has announced. In addition, each state
and territory will be represented by a government official
nominated by its state premier or territory chief minister (02 July
First court finding against 457 visa
The Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) has welcomed
a Federal Magistrates Court decision against a Victorian 457 visa
sponsor who underpaid a worker by $10 000. The court found the 457
sponsor had failed two of the obligations: the obligation to pay
equivalent terms and conditions, and the obligation to keep
appropriate pay records (02 July 2012)
GFC draws crisis-hit Italians to Australia: trade
The Trade Commissioner said Australia's political, economic
and social stability make it a safe place to do business but was
adamant that incentives must be offered to lure foreign investment
beyond the energy and mining sectors. Visa restrictions make it
difficult for foreign firms to set up and Australia is not taking
full advantage of the growing numbers of skilled young people
coming here because of the restrictions placed on foreigners under
the working holiday visa (11 July 2012)
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The Federal Court handed down the largest court imposed fine for breaching subclass 457 visa sponsorship obligations.
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