Indian, Vietnamese and Nepalese students targeted by
Inadequate visa applications by unqualified brokers which fail to
properly address the genuine student criteria is often cited as the
reason why so many applications from these countries are failing
(06 November 2015).
417 visa-holders allegedly short-changed
A packing services company in Melbourne is facing Court for
allegedly underpaying three employees, including two 417 working
holiday visa-holders (02 November 2015).
Five illegal workers detained in SA and
Australian Border Force (ABF) officers have this week executed a
series of search warrants at a number of addresses in regional
Victoria and South Australia as part of routine ABF compliance
field operations (31 October 2015).
Visa changes to benefit northern economy
Working Holiday Maker (WHM) visa holders who secure work in certain
high demand industries in northern Australia will be able to remain
with their employer for up to 12 months from November 21. Visa
holders who undertake work in northern Australia will be able to
apply to work for a single employer for up to 12 months, compared
to the usual limit of six months (30 October 2015).
Lebanese-born Sydney father Fouad Arja facing
deportation for unlicensed driving, held in Villawood Detention
A Lebanese-born Sydney father is waiting in a detention centre
after being told he could be deported for driving without a
licence. The Federal Government said it was deporting people
involved in a serious crime, but it appears that classification
could include traffic offences (26 October 2015).
Australia increasingly a destination of choice for
Australia is welcoming unprecedented numbers of international
students in 2015. New statistics show continuing growth in the
number of international students being granted student visas,
indicating that we can expect even more international students in
2016 (27 October 2015).
In practice and courts and publishing
Working Holiday (Subclass 417) and Work and Holiday
(Subclass 462) visa
Visa holders who undertake work in northern Australia will be able
to apply to work for a single employer for up to 12 months,
compared to the usual limit of six months from 21 November 2015 (30
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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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