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Government delivers 2013-14 migration
Australian industry benefited with the majority of the permanent
migration visas (128 550 places) granted within the skill stream
(nearly 68 per cent of the programme). The family stream, which
prioritised the reunion of partners and children this programme
year, had a final outcome of 61 112 places (32 per cent of the
migration programme) (12 September 2014). More...
Court throws out MUA case against changes making it
easier to employ foreign workers
The Federal Court has thrown out a challenge by the maritime union
to measures introduced by the Abbott Government making it easier
for foreign workers to be employed on offshore oil and gas projects
(15 September 2014).
Young Aussies to swap Work and Holiday overseas with
The global footprint of Australia's working holiday programme
has expanded again, with the signing of a reciprocal work and
holiday visa arrangement between Australia and Portugal. The
arrangement, signed at Parliament House today, means young people
from Australia and Portugal will have the opportunity to experience
short-term work and study arrangements in each other's country
(25 September 2014). More...
New online tool to enhance workplace cultural
A new free online tool will be launched to help businesses enhance
productivity through a culturally diverse workplace. Managing
diversity is about Australian employers being leaders in a global
economy. The Workplace Cultural Diversity Tool will help businesses
improve their performance (16 September 2014).
New refugee visas could provide boost for rural
communities and farm businesses
Farm groups and rural communities say the Federal Government's
proposed new visa arrangement for refugees would be good for
regional businesses. The government wants to introduce five-year
safe haven enterprise visas, which would require asylum seekers
found to be refugees to live and work in rural areas (26 September
In practice and courts
Joint Review of Border Fees, Charges and Taxes
This will led by ACBPS in partnership with the Department of
Agriculture and the Department of Immigration and Border
Protection. The review will include industry consultation with
opportunities for interested parties to make their views known to
the Australian Government (17 September 2014). More...
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The Federal Court handed down the largest court imposed fine for breaching subclass 457 visa sponsorship obligations.
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