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Extended reporting date for committee report on
Australian Citizenship Bill
The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security has
written to the Attorney-General to advise that it intends to
present its report on the Australian Citizenship Amendment
(Allegiance to Australia) Bill 2015 by 28 August 2015. The
Committee had previously intended to report by 21 August 2015 (19
August 2015). Reporting date for committee report on Australian
Citizenship Bill – update (27 August 2015).
No more Australian visa labels
Labels for Australian visas won't be issued from September 1
in a move designed to streamline visa processing and encourage
digital service use. The practice of obtaining visa labels often
resulted in unnecessary expenses, delays and inconvenience for
clients and stakeholders. Offering these services digitally is an
efficient, economical and sustainable solution (21 August 2015).
Assistant Minister - Unions demonise foreign labour but
employ their own 457s
Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection said the
fraudulent campaign against foreign workers was uncovered by
evidence presented to the Senate inquiry into temporary work visas.
It is impossible for the union movement to carry on with their
disingenuous and highly damaging campaign against foreign workers
(18 August 2015).
In practice and courts and publishing
DIBP: No more visa labels for Australian visa
From 1 September 2015 visa holders will no longer be able to
request and pay for a visa label. Visa holders can access their
visa record through the free Visa Entitlement Verification Online
(VEVO) service or the myVEVO mobile. More...
Public hearings on Citizenship Amendment (Allegiance to
Parliament's Intelligence and Security committee will hold
public hearings for its inquiry into the Citizenship Amendment
(Allegiance to Australia) Bill 2015. A wide range of
government and non-government organisations will be represented at
the hearings. The Bill seeks to implement powers for the cessation
of the Australian citizenship of dual citizens.
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Recent amendments to the Migration Act and regulations, along with the imminent commencement of the new federal safety net under the Fair Work Act, highlight a number of issues for consideration by employers in documenting terms and conditions of employment for foreign nationals engaged to work in Australia under Subclass 457- Business (Long Stay) visas.
A quick refresher of the rights and obligations for employers (sponsors) when ending a 457 visa holder's employment.
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