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Full steam ahead on jobs for culturally diverse
Migrants will have a new opportunity to participate in
Queensland's strong economy with the signing of an agreement
between the State Government and rail industry specialist Rail
Skills Australasia. The agreement would see Rail Skills deliver
programs which will provide up to 30 migrants with job
opportunities in the rail industry (30 July 2014).
Ex-pats in Thailand face visa crackdown, junta
Thailand's military-run administration has begun a crackdown
on expatriates using immigration loopholes to stay in the country,
sometimes for years. Those affected include long-term stay
tourists, early retirees, fly-in fly-out workers, English teachers,
illegal workers and so-called "digital nomads" who work
for companies in their homelands (01 July 2014).
Brandis lays out plans to broaden anti-terror
Attorney-General George Brandis has confirmed the Federal
Government is planning to make it illegal to promote or incite
terrorism. He says an AFP officer's threshold for arrest should
be lowered from a "reasonable belief" that a crime has
been committed, or is being planned to a "reasonable
suspicion" (30 July 2014).
In practice and courts
Partner (Provisional) visa (subclass 309) – what
you need to do next
If you arrived in Australia on a Partner (Provisional) visa, it is
important to inform us about any changes to your personal details,
such as a new residential address or new passport details. You can
provide this information by completing Form 929. If
your family circumstances have changed, fill in Form 1022.
If it has been more than two years since you first lodged your
application overseas you can apply through ImmiAccount
or download the documents you need from our website.
(23 July 2014).
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