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  1. Visas and immigration
    The Australian Border Force (ABF) has executed a series of Taskforce Cadena-related warrants on properties in Queensland and Western Australia this week, targeting labour hire intermediaries (LHI) providing illegal farm workers. Immigration officers have detained a number of people working in...
  2. Jobs and work
    International students and immigrants in Australia whose command of English makes then afraid of reporting workplace issues can now do so in a number of different languages. It is well established that those who arrive to work in Australia, particularly from Asian countries, are open to...
  3. Jobs and work
    After a series of high profile cases becoming public, immigration authorities in Australia are warning that that the exploitation of foreign workers can have a lasting negative impact on the country. Australian communities and individuals can be affected by the exploitation and anyone aware of...
  4. Jobs and work
    The resources and energy industry and Australia is hoping that a number of key jobs in high priority positions will be permitted under new visa changes for skilled overseas visa applications which come into force in a few days. The Australian Mines and Metals Association (AMMA) says that...
  5. Jobs and work
    Farmers and rural businesses in Australia have demanded that the Government rethink its new levy on foreign workers, which they believe will have a significant impact on their ability to employ people from abroad. They say it will make it harder and more expensive for them to recruit key...
  6. Visas and immigration
    Australian Border Force (ABF) officers, Queensland Police Service and the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) have targeted a suspected illegal foreign worker operation in regional Queensland. A suspected illegal worker ring in Australia has been foiled with 27 workers now facing deportation from the...
  7. Visas and immigration
    The taskforce set up to uncover and deal with the exploitation of foreign workers in Australia has carried out one of its biggest operations, involving over 80 officers and 61 unlawful workers. The officers from the Australian Border Force (ABF) and the Australian Federal Police (AFP) worked...
  8. Jobs and work
    It has recently been revealed that foreign workers have become increasingly subject to wage fraud in Australia where employers exploit their position to pay less than the going rate. Now with a general election set for next month the Coalition has promised to crack down further on such...
  9. Visas and immigration
    An industry body representing maritime workers in Australia has called for the 457 visa programme to be overhauled. The 457 visa, which allows people from overseas to work in Australia for up to four years is one of the most controversial visa programmes in the country. All kinds of industries...
  10. Jobs and work
    Employer groups in Australia do not want the income threshold for 457 skilled worker visas to be increased beyond inflation. The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry believes that employers in regional areas should be able to hire skilled foreigners on salaries at a discount to the...
  11. Visas and immigration
    Overseas students, especially those from Chinese speaking communities, are being urged to be vigilant when it comes to finding part time jobs in Australia. An investigation has found that job adverts aimed at students and temporary foreign workers from China, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Taiwan, are...
  12. Visas and immigration
    Backpackers in Australia are being reminded that they have the same working rights as others after it was revealed that two Melbourne businessmen paid themselves wages of $500,000, but those on holiday visas were paid nothing. The men, Jonathan Stielow and Claudio Locaso, have been fined...
  13. Visas and immigration
    With more evidence that temporary visa workers are not being treated in accordance with Australian laws, the country's chamber of commerce and industry is calling for improved enforcement rather than new laws. According to Kate Carnell, chief executive officer of the Australian Chamber of...
  14. Jobs and work
    The 457 visa is the most popular in Australia for short term workers, but those using it are being warned to stay vigilant after yet another case of people being underpaid. Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, Michaelia Cash, said that a substantial fine has been imposed...
  15. Visas and immigration
    A political row has broken out in Australia over maritime crew visas between those who think jobs in the sector should go to Australians and those who back foreigners for the positions. A political battle has played out in recent days which saw three parties - Labour, the Greens and the Palmer...
  16. Visas and immigration
    Australia's Department of Immigration and Citizenship is conducting a comprehensive review of the Business Skills visa programme to determine whether it is meeting its intended objectives and what role the programme should play in building Australia's economy. Officials believe that innovation...
  17. Jobs and work
    Australian companies in the resources sector should be able to hire more workers from abroad, according to Steve Knott, chief executive of the Australian Mines and Metals Association. He called for the government to make a triple fronted attack to deal with the skills shortage confronting the...
  18. Jobs and work
    There is massive opposition to the high number of so called fly in, fly out workers being employed on mining projects in Queensland, an academic study shows. The largest survey ever conducted in Australia by Queensland University of Technology (QUT) reveals that increasing reliance by the...
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