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Five face court over sham spouse visa scam

By TMA | Nov 8, 2018 | 0 Comments
Marriage Visa Scam

The Department of Home Affairs has refused the partner visa applications of 164 foreign nationals who were allegedly found to be linked with the scam. An Indian national has faced court over allegations of masterminding a marriage visa scam that targeted South Asian communities, involving 164 partner visa applicants who were willing to pay large…

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Migrant workers are the worst paid and ‘unlikely to complain about stolen wages’

By TMA | Nov 5, 2018 | 0 Comments
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Source: ABC News Migrant workers in agriculture are among the worst paid in the country and most are suffering in silence, according to new research that polled 4,300 temporary migrant workers. The study by the University of NSW and the University of Technology Sydney entitled Wage Theft in Silence found that a third were working for $12…

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High-end chef Guillaume Brahimi’s restaurant underpaid migrant workers

By TMA | Nov 5, 2018 | 0 Comments
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Source: Smart Company The Fair Work Ombudsman says its “making enquiries” regarding one of prominent French chef Guillaume Brahimi’s restaurants, amid allegations it is underpaying staff. Many of the chefs are on temporary visas, including from France, the UK and South America. Citing leaked rosters and payslips, Fairfax alleged in an investigation published on Sunday Brahimi is underpaying permanent workers at…

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New bill makes it easier to cancel a visa on ‘character’ grounds

By TMA | Nov 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

A new bill that makes it easier to cancel or refuse the visa of a non-citizens on character grounds is before Parliament. The Migration Amendment (Strengthening the Character Test) Bill 2018  amends the character test in section 501 of the Migration Act 1958 to broaden the grounds for visa cancellation or refusal where the person has been convicted of a serious…

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Trump’s Loss is Australia’s Gain in the War on Talent

By Sarah Thapa | Oct 21, 2018 | 0 Comments
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One by one, they were blocked from entering the United States: a scientist barred from a flight, two engineers detained in Boston, and a doctoral student put back on a plane at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York. It was 2017, and the travellers were all Iranian nationals holding permanent U.S. residency or valid…

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Regional migration: Is this the answer to crowded cities?

By Marianne Calacala | Oct 17, 2018 | 0 Comments
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The Morrison Government has proposed that changes to our regional migration program are required to address population growth in our major cities. Whilst details of the proposed policy are still being developed, many are questioning how effective such a policy will be in practice. The Government’s proposed regional migration policy According to recent Department of…

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Business leaders leverage skills of refugee global talent pool

By TMA | Oct 17, 2018 | 0 Comments
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Talent shortages will affect the future of the world’s largest economies in upcoming years, and developing new and creative solutions to address these critical shortages is an economic imperative. The global refugee population should be part of the solution. A report commissioned by Talent Beyond Boundaries highlights the contributions from businesses who are spearheading efforts…

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Fair Work Ombudsman recovers $746,000 in unpaid wages

By TMA | Oct 17, 2018 | 0 Comments
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Source: Smartcompany The Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) has asked consumers to consider the real price of cheap food after recovering $746,203 in unpaid wages for almost 400 workers including migrants in recent blitz of sushi restaurants. The FWO has audited 45 sushi businesses in NSW, Queensland and the ACT, finding widespread non-compliance with workplace laws…

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The diversity and inclusion revolution: Eight powerful truths

By TMA | Oct 17, 2018 | 0 Comments
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​While most business leaders now believe having a diverse and inclusive culture is critical to performance, they don’t always know how to achieve that goal. Deloitte Insights has published a report The Diversity and Inclusion Revolution: Eight Powerful Truths which can help turn aspirations into reality.  The report looks at Qantas as a case study for…

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400 Visa – not as straight forward as it used to be

By Marianne Calacala | Sep 27, 2018 | 0 Comments
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Since the more restrictive TSS visa was introduced this year, we have noticed there is now increased scrutiny on Subclass 400 visa applications which can vary between processing centres.  This may be due to the influx of Subclass 400 visa applications, which we expect have been caused by: Increased and uncertain 457 processing times which…

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