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Monthly archive for December 2014

Australian Business Skills Migration: The Guidebook

Edition 3 of Australian Business Skills Migration: The Guidebook now available.

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Cricketer, Asylum Seeker, Citizen

A very interesting article recently in the Sydney Morning Herald regarding Fawad Ahmed, a professional cricketer forced to leave Pakistan after receiving threats from religious extremists for his community work, which included education for girls and vaccinations for polio and hepatitis. Ahmed’s story underlines the importance of

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Assistant Minister for Immigration Issues Warning About Dodgy Migration Agents

A recent press release from Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash, warns visa applicants to be wary of unscrupulous migration agents. This follows on the heels of recent allegations about AUSFIS, an offshore web-based migration agent, accused of taking payment for

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Implementation of Labour Market Testing for 457 Visas

Last Friday the Government finally proclaimed the official implementation date for labour market testing of subclass 457 visas: 23 November 2013. For many employers, this will mean providing evidence of attempts to recruit Australians for a nominated position. While some occupations will be exempt, the list of

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Rogue Migration Agents and Immigration Lawyers

Is your immigration lawyer or migration agent registered? It seems like a funny question to ask, but from time to time we have clients come to us after falling prey to someone they thought was qualified to help them who, upon further enquiry, turns out to be

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Visa Arrangements for Ukrainian Nationals

Owing to current events in the Ukraine, the Department of Immigration & Border Patrol (DIBP) has advised that Ukrainian nationals in Australia may apply to DIBP for an extension of their visas for a temporary period. Depending on how events unfold in the Ukraine, subsequent applications might

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