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Australia and Poland sign agreement for work and
Young people from Australia and Poland will soon be able to work
and holiday in each other's countries, with the signing of a
reciprocal work and holiday visa arrangement, the Assistant
Minister for Immigration and Border Protection has announced (01
April 2014). More...
Consumers warned against false Visa
The Migration Institute of Australia is concerned about reports of
alleged visa scams and reminds persons considering applying for an
Australian visa that the very best defence against becoming the
victim of fraud is using a Registered Migration Agent (RMA). The
MIA recommends that you use an RMA who is an MIA Member (03 April
Sydney based Chinese migration agent
A Sydney-based Chinese migration agent has failed in her bid to
have a decision to cancel her registration overturned, with the
Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) confirming the decision by
the Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority (OMARA)
(10 April 2014).
Aussies are leaving easy access visas on the table: US
Since 2005, the US has made available over 10,000 two-year visas
to Australians, which are perfect for entrepreneurs seeking capital
or global expansion. And every year, there are a number left on the
table, according to a San Francisco-based immigration lawyer (07
CFMEU alleges 457 visa workers exploited at
Rinehart's Roy Hill
The Federal Government is being asked to investigate claims that
457 work visas are being abused at Gina Rinehart's $10 billion
Roy Hill iron ore project in the Pilbara (05 April 2014).
Government services accessible to all
The Minister for Multicultural Affairs and Citizenship Matthew
Guy, said the improved guidelines support the effective use of
language services by government departments and agencies, and
ensure that language is no barrier to accessing services and
information (09 April 2014).
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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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