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Government announces new 457 visa labour market testing
The government announces new rules requiring employers to test
the local labour market before seeking to employ an overseas worker
on a subclass 457 visa, ensuring that the subclass 457 program acts
as a supplement to, and not a substitute for Australian workers (15
November 2013). More...
Victorian Government launches online Overseas Skills
The Victorian Coalition Government today launched an online
service to connect newly arrived skilled migrants and overseas
qualified professionals with Victorian employers (14 November
Investigation into claims Hungarian workers on 457 visas
Federal authorities are investigating claims Hungarian workers
brought to Sydney on 457 visas have been grossly underpaid,
overworked and subjected to unsafe workplace conditions (15
Warning over income tax fraud scheme
The AFP, the ATO and the Department of Immigration and Border
Protection (DIBP) have issued a warning against participating in
recent taxation fraud schemes. The Department of Immigration and
Border Protection said it works closely with other agencies to
investigate allegations of fraud that impact on the effective
administration of the Migration Act 1958 and Australian Citizenship
Act 2007 (12 November 2013). More...
Israel eligible for electronic lodgement of visitor visa
Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection says
Israeli citizens will have fast-tracked access to visas for
short-term visits to Australia from November 14. With the addition
of Israel to the list of eligible countries, citizens of 73
countries can now benefit from the ability to lodge online (12
November 2013). More...
Illegal worker net tightens in NSW
An Immigration compliance sweep of farms in western Sydney has
located eight more illegal workers overnight. Three of the Chinese
unlawful non-citizens were found to have entered Australia on South
Korean passports. A eight were detained and transferred to
Villawood Immigration Detention Centre (VIDC) pending arrangements
for their removal from Australia (06 November 2013). More...
Securing futures: making the most of migrants' skills
This new research reviews the effectiveness of the Skilled
Professional Migrants Program (SPMP). Designed to equip
professionally qualified migrants to find work in their field in
Australia, the SPMP provides a bridge across the cultural divide
facing some migrants relaunching their careers in the Australian
labour market (07 November 2013). More...
Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia, September
Author: Australian Bureau of Statistics
The report comprises a summary of monthly data by category of
movement. For visitors arriving and residents departing short term,
the intended length of stay, main purpose of journey, principal
destination (departures) or country of usual residence (arrivals)
and state and territory in which most time was spent. For settler
arrivals, region of birth (05 November 2013). Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia,
Sep 2013 (cat no. 3401.0).
The subclass 457 visa: a quick guide
Parliamentary Library Research Report: The subclass 457 visa: a
quick guide, provides an overview of the program to assist
enquiries into the role of employers and visa holders, and some of
the broader considerations in the program. Links to information
sources are provided throughout the quick guide and in the final
section (11 November 2013).
Immigration to visit Renmark
Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) officers
will visit Renmark in South Australia on November 19-20 to provide
immigration information to people who have issues with their visas
(11 November 2013). More...
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