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Government delivers skilled migration on
Skilled migration accounted for over two-thirds of the total
migration program, with a 2011-12 skill stream outcome of 125 755
places. Today's skill stream is highly targeted towards
employer sponsorship, the regions and high value occupations, with
over 60 per cent of skilled migration visas going to employer,
government and regional sponsored places to help fill critical
skills needs (19 July 2012) More...
Marine company sued for allegedly paying
The Marine Group allegedly recruited two workers from Fiji,
assisted them with accommodation, airfares and obtaining sub-class
456 Short Stay Business Visas and paid them a living-away allowance
of $100 a day, the ombudsman says in a statement released on
Wednesday (25 July 2012)
Foreign worker on working holiday was allegedly
underpaid as cleaner
A South Korean man who worked as a cleaner in Sydney whilst on a
working holiday to Australia was allegedly exploited and underpaid,
the Fair Work Ombudsman alleges. The Fair Work Ombudsman has
initiated legal action against the cleaning company which hired
him, alleging it engaged the man under a sham contract (24 July
India now Australia's largest source of permanent
Indian migrants comprised a total of 29 018 places or 15.7 per
cent of the total migration program of 185 000 places under the
2011-12 permanent migration program. Seven of the top 10 source
countries in Australia's 2011-12 migration program are from
Asia: India, China, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, the
Republic of Korea and Vietnam (19 July 2012) More...
In practice and courts
Changes to Australian Visa Service Delivery in
From 3 September 2012 the Department of Immigration and
Citizenship (DIAC) is changing the way immigration services will be
delivered in China. The two key changes include the: Introduction
of Australian Visa Application Centres (AVACs) in Beijing and
Shanghai and changes to visa processing locations (25 July 2012)
Changes to Australian Visa Service Delivery in China
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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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