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Immigration confirms new student rort
Immigration authorities have confirmed HES reports that overseas
students are using the universities-only fast track visa system to
get to Australia, then "jumping ship" to cheaper private
colleges (23 August 2013).
Price lift 'an assault on 457 visas'
The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry said the fee
charges for 457 visas announced in the government's economic
update this month were extraordinarily bad and would impose a
significant burden on employers struggling with skills shortages.
From September 1 fees for all visa applications, other than for
tourist and students, will increase (22 August 2013).
Government proposes means-testing for school fees of 457
The WA State Government is considering means-testing for tuition
fees of 457 visa holders whose children are at public schools, or
apply the fees only to new arrivals (22 August 2013).
Shonky operators in the spotlight
Efforts are underway to try to reverse the tarnished reputation of
Bundaberg's fruit and vegetable picking operations. Illegal
workers, overcrowded accommodation and work accidents have been
uncovered by a series of audits and reports (21 August 2013).
Government defends slow take-up of low-paid seasonal
The Australian Government states it is working with trial sectors
to increase employers' participation in the trials to ensure
that these sectors can be appropriately tested, to determine
whether they are appropriate for inclusion in the Seasonal Worker
Program on an ongoing basis (20 August 2013).
Perth compliance operation nets three illegal
Arrangements are being made today for the removal of three
long-term visa over stayers from Australia, after they were
detained in a Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC)
compliance operation (14 August 2013).
Australian Visa Application Centre in
The Department has introduced an Australian Visa Application
Centre (AVAC) in Guangzhou. This will provide more convenient
access to immigration services for clients through greater access
to information, extended service hours and streamlined processing
(21 August 2013). More...
Published – articles, papers, reports
Research Paper: Assessing the Quality of Linking Migrant
Settlement Records to 2011 Census Data
Author: Australian Bureau of Statistics
This paper provides some background to the 2006 and 2011 Migrants
Quality Studies, a brief description of the linking strategy and
process, a discussion of the quality of the linking of the SDB to
the 2011 Census, and introduces its potential as an analysis
dataset (19 August 2013).
Labour Mobility Australia 2013
Author: Australian Bureau of Statistics
This publication presents information about people aged 15 years
and over who, within the 12 months to February 2013, either had a
change of employer/business in their main job, or had some change
in work with their current employer/business, for whom they had
worked for one year or more (21 August 2013).
Migration Regulations 1994 - Specification under
regulation 5.19B - Eligible Managed Fund Investments - July
IMMI 13/092 Specifications as made
This instrument specifies eligible managed fund investments. These
include infrastructure projects in Australia; cash held by
Australian deposit taking institutions; bonds; term deposits; real
property in Australia; Australian Agribusiness; annuities;
derivatives This instrument, IMMI 13/092, commences on 23 November
2013 (Registered 13 August 2013). More...
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