457 Review

This week the Government released its response to the “Independent review into the integrity of the 457 programme”. Full details of how these changes will come into effect will unfold with time, but some of the key issues are: Training Benchmarks A and...

Illegal Workers

I was reading a press release from the Assistant Minister today about a crack down on illegal workers in regional NSW. By employing people without the correct work rights, employers can commit a crime or be liable for a civil penalty. Directors can also be personally...

Student Visa Cancellations

DIBP has recently had blitz on “course hopping” by students that has resulted in about 1000 notices (considering cancellation) and around 750 actual cancellations. If you get one of these notices or are cancelled you are welcome to contact me and I will...

Border Force

The Minister for Immigration and Border Protection introduced the Australian Border Force Bill 2015 into Parliament on 25 February 2015. The cornerstone of the Bill is the creation of an operational border control and enforcement entity. The ABF will be the...