Fair Work Ombudsman expects further court action against
The Fair Work Ombudsman says she expects to take more court action
against 7-Eleven franchise owners over worker exploitation, but has
also urged the company to take responsibility itself (23 October
7-Eleven's new franchising model
7-Eleven franchisees are being offered a three-tiered business
model as the 24-hour convenience chain attempts to clean up its act
and deal with serious allegations of employee underpayments (20
Minister - Government and Opposition reach agreement on
support for China Australia Free Trade Deal
The DIBP will include in its annual report details about the number
of work agreements signed, including the number of 457 visa holders
engaged under the agreements, together with occupations and
industries in which they are engaged. In regard to subclass 457
visas for overseas tradespersons, the Government will amend a visa
condition to make it clear that visa holders must also obtain any
licenses, registrations or memberships required (21 October 2015).
Comment: Migration Council of Australia
The MCA fully supports a review into the level of the Temporary
Skilled Migrant Income Threshold (TSMIT) (20 October 2015).
Turnbull promises Australia will speed up NZ deportation
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull promises his New Zealand
counterpart John Key to speed up the appeals process for Kiwis
facing deportation, saying he is "empathetic" and
"alert" to the country's concerns about the issue (17
Minister - Government will consider Labor's ChAFTA
The Government will in good faith consider the proposals put
forward by Labor with regard to the China Australia Free Trade
Agreement (ChAFTA) and will respond accordingly. Safeguards in
Labor's key proposals, which require labour market testing as a
mandatory requirement for all occupations sought under an IFA, are
already clear government policy (13 October 2015).
In practice and courts and publishing
Working while studying in Australia
If you are an international student working in Australia, it is
important you know your rights, entitlements and protections in the
Fair Work Ombudsman provides a free service to all people
working in Australia. They have a range of information available on
their website to help you understand your rights at work (20
Scammer alert: Warning of documents showing Office of
the MARA logo and Australian government coat of arms
The following documents in this brief are circulating
internationally and are confirmed as a scam. All documents which
look like this should be ignored and reported to the appropriate
authorities. Migration Alliance has reported this to the Office of
the MARA already (22 October 2015).
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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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