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Call to let Chinese workers build mines
The China Mining Association wants the Australian government to
allow Chinese labourers into the country to fast-track the building
of mining projects. Trade unions have complained to the Immigration
Department about multinational miners employing workers in
Australia on 457 visas and then underpaying them (08 August 2013).
Improvements streamline migration scheme for SA
Changes announced the State Government will make it simpler for
South Australian employers to recruit skilled workers from overseas
where they have not been able to source labour locally. A review of
the way employers accessed the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme
(RSMS) was a key part of the just completed 90-day Immigration SA
change program (06 August 2013). More...
New multicultural access and equity plans
Commonwealth government departments and agencies are tailoring
their services for people from culturally and linguistically
diverse (CALD) backgrounds under new multicultural access and
equity requirements. The plans outline the strategies, priority
actions and targets for improving services for individuals from
CALD backgrounds (31 July 2013).
Immigration and Political Instability
Author: Tesfaye A. Gebremedhin and Astghik Mavisakalyan; Kyklos,
Vol. 66, Issue 3, pp. 317-341, 2013 University of Canberra and
Southern Cross University. The negative effect of immigration on
political stability appears to be stronger in countries with
assimilative citizenship laws (posted 13 July 2013). More...
Information for migrant workers
Australia's workplace laws apply to most people working in
Australia, including migrants, international students and visa
holders. Make sure you know your rights if you're new to
working in Australia (02 August 2013).
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The Federal Court handed down the largest-ever court fine for breaches of the Subclass 457 business sponsorship program.
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