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Workers at Baiada chicken factory near Newcastle
'underpaid' by labor hire firm
A company supplying foreign labour to one of Australia's
biggest chicken producers has been accused of illegal underpayments
and making employees work up to 16 hours a day (17 October 2013).
Sydney businessman Eddie Kang accused of ripping off
foreign students over 457 visa contracts
A Sydney businessman has been accused of ripping off hundreds of
foreign students over contracts for 457 and other work visas and
making a death threat against a client (15 October 2013).
Britain to ease visa restrictions for Chinese in bid to
Britain has announced plans to make it easier for Chinese
nationals to obtain visas in an effort to boost business between
the two countries (14 October 2013).
False identities catch up with fraudster
A former Ghanaian national could lose her Australian citizenship
after she was sentenced to eight months' jail for identity
fraud. Ms Saahene's offences included providing false identity
information in an Australian citizenship application, Australian
passport application, and opening and operating a bank account in
Australia (10 October 2013). More...
Three arrested for labour trafficking
AFP members have arrested three Sydney people in relation to
alleged labour trafficking and exploitation offences. Two men from
Green Valley, NSW and a Green Valley woman were arrested for
allegedly facilitating the arrival of four men from the Philippines
into Australia on sporting visas, forcing them into a debt-bondage
situation and exploiting their labour (10 October 2013).
Australia partners with UK Immigration on biometrics
The Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection has
welcomed the establishment of a UK Visas and Immigration pilot
facility in Adelaide, in partnership with the Department of
Immigration and Border Protection. The new agreement between the UK
and Australia will mean that UK visa applicants from South
Australia will no longer need to travel to other states to submit a
visa application (09 October 2013). More...
Jail sentence and guilty plea for migration
A warning has been issued today to people involved in migration
and visa fraud, with two significant court outcomes. An Albanian
national was sentenced to 14 months' jail in Melbourne while a
former registered migration agent is facing up to 10 years'
imprisonment after pleading guilty to multiple fraud offences in
Sydney (08 October 2013). More...
Informing new migrants of their consumer
Victoria's newest migrants now have greater access to
information on their consumer rights with the launch of a
collection of multilingual videos. The Minister for Consumer
Affairs today launched My Consumer Rights, a series of videos in
seven languages about consumers' rights and responsibilities
when buying goods and services in Australia (07 October 2013).
Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia, Aug
Author: Australian Bureau of Statistics: 08 October 2013
A total of 534,800 short-term visitors arrived in Australia during
the month of August 2013.
The majority of short-term visitors travelled here from New
Zealand, China, Japan, Malaysia, the United States of America, the
United Kingdom, Singapore, Indonesia, Hong Kong and South Korea.
Hiring international workers: FairWork
All employees working in Australia have rights at work. As an
employer, it's important to know the rights and obligations
that apply to international workers. This includes international
students, migrant workers and visa holders. Australia's
workplace laws generally apply equally to everyone working in
Australia. If you employ an international worker, you should make
sure they are getting all their minimum entitlements. We have a
number of fact sheets to help you and your international workers
with this, including:
Foreign workers rights fact sheet,
457 Visa Holder - your rights at work and
International students - fact sheet. See the language
assistance section for translated information and resources (10
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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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