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  1. Visas and immigration
    A new population policy aimed at attracting more people from overseas to live in regional Australia is being developed by the Australian Government, it has been confirmed. The aim is to take account of growth trends when devising immigration policies so that regional areas become as attractive...
  2. Visas and immigration
    Concerns are rising in Australia that more cases of employers deliberately not keeping correct records when it comes to paying workers from overseas such as backpackers and immigrants are being uncovered. It means they are paying workers like students, working holidaymakers and even refugees...
  3. Jobs and work
    The new task force set up in Australia to take action to reduce the number of overseas workers who end up being exploited, including students, by unscrupulous workers has held it its first meeting. It has agreed to a programme of action guaranteeing a more proactive approach, including better...
  4. Jobs and work
    A new migrant workers taskforce has been launched in Australia to ensure that overseas workers are protected from exploitation by unscrupulous employers. Professor Allan Fels will lead the new taskforce, which will provide expert advice on measures that will deliver better protections for...
  5. General chit-chat and news
    Australia could become a regional talent hub as the cost of living for expats has fallen which could lead to more international companies employing people from abroad, it is suggested. The latest cost of living survey from Mercers shows that Australian cities have all dramatically dropped in...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. Jobs and work
    Australian tourism businesses across Northern Australia will now be able to employ seasonal workers from abroad to help fill seasonal labour shortages. Employment Minister Michaelia Cash said the pilot scheme will help boost the sector and unlock the potential of the vast area. Indeed, Tourism...
  9. Jobs and work
    A franchise of stores across Australia that regularly employs international students has been heavily criticised for paying below the minimum wage and exploiting workers who speak limited English. Some 7-Eleven, whose franchisees are predominantly from non-English speaking backgrounds...
  10. Visas and immigration
    A series of new initiatives in Australia are being put in place with the aim of making locations outside of capital cities more attractive to long term settlement. It is well known that overseas job seekers tend to want to live in the big cities like Sydney and Melbourne but the government is...
  11. Jobs and work
    An ageing population means that doctors and nurses from overseas are likely to continue being in demand in Australia. Data suggests that the older generation in the country is set to continue growing by 3.5% each year until 2022 and migration policies are to be adjusted to attract and retain...
  12. Jobs and work
    Australia's new free trade agreement with China is set to create job opportunities for overseas workers and people in the country, according to migration agents. The bilateral China Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) is already the subject of controversy with claims that it will allow...
  13. Business and investment
    Sydney is much less expensive for expats than it has been in the past, ranked number 57 in the world, according to a global cost of living survey. This is down from last year's 38th spot and the previous year's 17th position. And within the Asia Pacific region Sydney is the 30th most expensive...
  14. Jobs and work
    Overseas workers are used by nearly every single industry in Australia from manufacturing to mining, as Australian businesses need migrants to supplement their labor force. One of Australia's largest and most historic industries is agriculture but few potential workers from overseas realize...
  15. Jobs and work
    Falling unemployment in Australia means more opportunities for overseas workers as some parts of the country face an unprecedented skills shortage, it is claimed. The latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics show that Western Australia has the lowest unemployment rate in the...
  16. Jobs and work
    Concerns are being voiced about a steep decrease in the number of immigrants arriving in Australia, with arrivals plummeting to levels last seen in 2004. The latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics for overseas arrivals and departures show that net migration to Australia fell...
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