Department of Immigration

New Immigration Scam Targeting Migrants

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The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has received 300 reports about a new immigration scam targeting migrants with more than $150,000 reported lost. The scam sees people pretending to be from the Department of Immigration targeting migrants and visa holders, claiming there are problems with their immigration paperwork or visa status and they need […]

Department of Immigration

Government Report Reveals the Importance of Migrant Farmers to Australian Agriculture

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A recent study by the Australian Government’s Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation has revealed the importance of migrant farmers to Australian agriculture.  The report shows that immigrant farmers and workers make a major contribution to the productivity of Australia’s agriculture sector. These [migrant] workers bring new skills and overcome labour shortages in rural and […]

Department of Immigration

New Child Safeguarding Framework released by DIBP

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The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) has released its Child Safeguarding Framework which outlines the Department’s principles, policies and procedures for staff and contracted service providers to safeguard children who receive its services.  The Department recognises that children are inherently vulnerable and the Framework is designed to provide consistency of services and care to children in immigration programs, including […]

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Australian Visa Application Centres in Turkey

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The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) has announced the introduction of visa application lodgement and biometrics collection services for applicants in Turkey. Three Australian Visa Application Centres in Turkey commenced operation this month. The centres will accept visa applications and collect biometrics from applicants located in Turkey from the following dates: Istanbul – 14 October […]

Business Visas

NSW Announces Entrepreneur Visa Nomination Criteria

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NSW Department of Industry – Skilled and Business Migration has announced its Entrepreneur Visa nomination criteria.  To be eligible for NSW nomination for the Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa (subclass 188) – Entrepreneur stream, applicants must: meet Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) eligibility criteria submit a business plan for complying entrepreneurial activity […]