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Illegal workers detained in Bundaberg
Queensland employers are being reminded to check their foreign
workers have valid visas, after a crackdown on unlawful
non-citizens and illegal workers in the Bundaberg area this week.
The Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection said
officers from her Department located and detained eight people
working illegally following visits to a range of commercial and
residential properties (06 February 2015).
Bundaberg farmers target dodgy labour
Bundaberg growers are trying to keep their industry free of
operators who are not complying with immigration and employment
laws. The local fruit and vegetable growers' group said farmers
were focusing on compliance and auditing their labour contractors
(12 February 2015).
39 Illegal workers nabbed at Barooga
Immigration compliance officers yesterday located nearly 40
illegal workers on the NSW-Victorian border on student or visitor
visas, prompting warnings to employers to check their employees are
working legally. Minister Cash said the government will also
actively pursue any farm owner or labour hire company found to be
involved in this sort of unlawful activity (12 February 2015).
Illegal workers caught on NSW farms
About 40 illegal workers have been found during a pre-dawn sting
at farming properties on the NSW-Victorian border. Assistant
immigration minister Michaelia Cash said on Thursday afternoon they
would be deported at the earliest opportunity (12 February 2015).
Australian Passports Amendment Determination 2015 (No.
This determination amends the Australian Passports Determination
2005 in order to introduce an 'overseas application fee'
applicable to passport applications lodged overseas (11 February
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