Migrants Strengthening Australia’s Economy

An Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has this week announced that migrant tax payers have generated $53.4 billion in total personal income in 2011-12, an increase in real terms of 17 per cent on 2010-11. CEO of Migration Council Australia Carla Wilshire welcomed the report’s findings and said that the …

New Immigration Scam Targeting Migrants

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 …

Government Report Reveals the Importance of Migrant Farmers to Australian Agriculture

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 …

Bilingual Park Rangers wanted to welcome Asian visitors to Tasmania

The Tasmanian Government has announced exciting job opportunities to recruit more bilingual park rangers to the State. After a successful trial last year the Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service will be increasing its intake of bilingual Discovery Rangers to help provide a quality experience for the increasing number of Asian …

New Child Safeguarding Framework released by DIBP

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 …

Australian Visa Application Centres in Turkey

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 …

NSW Announces Entrepreneur Visa Nomination Criteria

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 …

Major changes to the Temporary Activity Visa Framework

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) has announced that on 19 November 2016 major changes to the Temporary Activity Visa Framework will commence.  The changes have come about as a result of the Australian government’s review of the skilled migration and temporary activity visa programmes. The new framework …