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Extra places available for employers in the horticulture
Due to high demand from the horticulture industry and low demand
from the trial sectors, the Government has decided to allow the
horticulture sector to access any places not used by the trial
industries. This change will help more businesses to meet seasonal
labour demand in instances where there not enough local, Australian
workers (20 February 2015).
$3 billion invested into Australian
Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, Senator
the Hon Michaelia Cash today announced that since the Coalition
came into Government, over $3 billion has been invested in the
Australian economy through the Significant Investor Visa (SIV)
programme (18 February 2015).
MIA welcomes the arrest of Eddie Kang
The Migration Institute of Australia (MIA) welcomes the news of
the arrest of Sydney businessman Eddie Kang for fraud offences
related to migration, after allegations revealed that he had lodged
hundreds of visa applications which were refused by the Department
of Immigration and Border Protection, and that he had allegedly
charged the visa applicants exorbitant fees for his services (20
$10,500 back-pay for Japanese backpackers
Three Japanese backpackers who worked at a café in Sydney
have been reimbursed a total of $10,500 after the Fair Work
Ombudsman found they had been underpaid (20 February 2015).
Adelaide businesses face court over alleged workplace
breaches involving 457 visa-holders
In an Australian first, two Adelaide businesses will face court
after refusing to pay on-the-spot fines for their alleged failure
to regularly issue payslips to overseas workers recruited from
China and India (18 February 2015).
Permanent and temporary migration: a quick guide to key
internet links: Parliamentary Library (Australia)
This guide provides key internet links to information about:
skilled migration, family migration, temporary migration, and
multiculturalism (24 February 2015).
Harvest Trail project turns to WA wine
Fair Work Ombudsman inspectors are in Western Australia's
Margaret River wine region this week as part of an ongoing focus on
the entitlements of seasonal workers. Many farms rely heavily on
labour from overseas workers, in particular working holiday makers
and employees from a non-English speaking background who may not be
fully aware of their workplace rights (25 February 2015).
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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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