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Fair Work Ombudsman focuses on Young cherry farms
Fair Work Inspectors will meet with Young cherry growers to
explain their obligations under workplace law and help them ensure
they are compliant. The fruit picking sector attracts many foreign
workers, particularly foreign backpackers doing the required
three-month regional stint to secure a second 12-month working
holiday maker visa (31 October 2013). More...
Investor migrants' $50m infrastructure boost for NSW
The NSW Government's efforts to attract more overseas
investors through the Significant Investor migrant visa (SIV) have
generated an AU$50 million boost which will help to meet the
State's key infrastructure needs, according to the NSW
Deputy Premier and Minister for Trade& Investment Andrew Stoner
(30 October 2013). More...
2012-13 annual report highlights department's work
The former Department of Immigration and Citizenship 2012-13
annual report was tabled today, detailing a busy year of activity,
Department of Immigration and Border Protection secretary said the
department's work in 2012-13 included granting almost 4.7
million permanent and temporary visas and managing more than 33
million border movements (29 October 2013). More...
New streamlined student visas to grow Australian education
Minister for Immigration and Border Protection has announced a
package of measures that would simplify student visas through a
streamlined assessment-level framework (ALF) and by extending
streamlined visa processing arrangements to low-risk non-university
degree providers (29 October 2013). More...
Warning about dodgy migration agents
Visa applicants have again been warned again to avoid
unscrupulous migration agencies targeting people interested in
migrating to Australia. AUSFIS, an offshore web-based migration
agency is alleged to have induced individuals to pay for visa
applications that were never lodged. The website invites people to
register their interest by submitting an online web-form with their
contact details (29 October 2013). More...
Illegal workers caught in Griffith, Newcastle and Central
Arrangements continue for the removal of a group of illegal
workers found in compliance operations in Griffith and around the
NSW Central Coast, the Assistant Minister for Immigration and
Border Protection has announced. All nine were found to be
unlawful non-citizens and they have been detained where
arrangements are being made for their removal from Australia (25
October 2013). More...
Foreign nationals in Sydney back-paid $15,000, employer
The Fair Work Ombudsman has recovered $15,800 for 12 underpaid
workers in Sydney, many of whom were Chinese and Korean nationals
on student and working holiday visas, and fined one business owner
more than $2,000 (23 October 2013). More...
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