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  1. Visas and immigration
    More than 225 people working in breach of their visa conditions have been found in Australia during an investigation into illegal job hiring, the Australian Border Force has announced. They were part of a wider illegal labour scam where money was being sent abroad by a number of labour hire...
  2. Visas and immigration
    Could any one please offer some advice. My husband and I are about to submit and expression of interest for either a 189 or a 190 permanent resident visa to migrate to Australia. I have more than enough points and have had a positive social worker skills assessment, I will be the main applicant...
  3. Visas and immigration
    People applying for visas for Australia who seek the help of an agent are being reminded that they can trust those registered with the Migration Institute of Australia after reports of immigration fraud. 'No level or form of immigration fraud is acceptable and any professional who fraudulently...
  4. Visas and immigration
    Hi everyone, I am Australian but have many international friends who have gone through Partner Visas and understand the hard work and heartbreak that can sometimes come along with them. I recently became aware that a coworker who is married and on a temporary permanency visa is no longer with...
  5. Visas and immigration
    I had an 820 application denied due to ex withdrawing sponsorship. She made several false allegations of domestic violence despite me being the one with medical letters and proof stating i was assaulted and suffered depression and suffering the violence. I have a child with my ex and financially...
  6. Visas and immigration
    People using migration agents are once again being reminded to make sure they use only those who are registered after the latest fraudster was jailed for seven years. Only registered migration agents can legally give immigration assistance in Australia. To do this, they must be listed on the...
  7. Visas and immigration
    The latest data from an Australian workplace organisation shows the extent of the abuse of foreign workers on 457 visas with one in five underpaid or employed in jobs they should not be doing. The latest round of nationwide monitoring by the Fair Work Ombudsman found evidence of suspected...
  8. Visas and immigration
    Foreign workers in Australia on 457 visas will have wages, entitlements and fees repaid after their visa sponsor breached its obligations, a court has ruled. It is good news for foreign workers on the popular short term work visa whose treatment is currently under the spotlight due to...
  9. Visas and immigration
    A new dedicated taskforce to reinforce existing action to tackle allegations of fraud and worker exploitation involving temporary visa holders in Australia has commenced work. Taskforce Cadena, led by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection and the Fair Work Ombudsman will work with...
  10. Visas and immigration
    Couples are to be targeted in the latest crackdown on immigration fraud in Australia, particularly those who have declared sponsorship for a partner visa. A new data-matching program, which is a joint initiative between the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) and Human...
  11. Visas and immigration
    The Australian government has confirmed that it will set up a dedicated taskforce to investigate recent allegations of fraud connected with the working holiday visa programme. According to Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Michaelia Cash, the taskforce will be part of...
  12. Visas and immigration
    Immigration minister Scott Morrison has put out a warning that workers who overstay their visa will be removed from the country and banned from re-entry for three years. He was speaking after revealing that illegal workers, their employers, and labour hire companies have been put on notice...
  13. Visas and immigration
    The Department of Immigration and Border Control frequently issues warnings about the dangers of using an unregistered migration agent and now it has publicised the latest details of dishonest behaviour. A Melbourne migration agent with a history of rogue actions has had his registration...
  14. Education
    Foreign students who enroll in visa approved education courses in Australia are facing a clampdown, with one major education provider increasing scrutiny of applicants. It comes as the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) said it has written to 1,400 students who had left...
  15. Visas and immigration
    Visa and residency applicants seeking to use migration agents in Australia are again being warned to be aware of rogue agents and to check credentials. The warning comes after yet another agent has been censored and had their registration cancelled, this time for refusing to refund fees...
  16. Visas and immigration
    Young people eager to get work in Australia are being warned about potential visa fraud. If someone offers sponsorship on the 457 visa programme with the intention of not offering paid employment in the nominated position, the Australian government considers this fraud. Both the visa...
  17. Visas and immigration
    Temporary skilled workers holding 457 visas in Australia are being reminded that they must work for their nominated sponsor in the position for which they were nominated. Officials from the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) are also warning about the risks of visa scams and...
  18. Visas and immigration
    Temporary skilled workers holding 457 visas in Australia are being reminded that they must be working in their nominated position or risk having their visa cancelled. 'If you are found to be working in a different position, your visa can be cancelled. Your sponsor also has an obligation to make...
  19. Visas and immigration
    A compliance operation undertaken in an Australian state has found the largest number of illegal workers in a single location this year, it has been announced. Some 37 illegal workers were located by Department of Immigration and Border Protection compliance officers at a citrus farm in...
  20. Visas and immigration
    A national campaign has been launched in Australia to investigate allegations of unauthorised payment to sponsors in return for visas. Although the majority of people do the right thing, there is a small minority who defraud the country's migration programmes, according to Michealia Cash...
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