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Australian Visa Application Fees Skyrocket On 1 July 2013

Australian Visa Application Fees To Skyrocket On 1 July 2013
As of 1 July 2013, visa application charges are increasing significantly  – some as much as 98% – with new fees applying for including family members, lodging onshore or applying in hard copy versus via the internet. These increases make it more expensive for businesses, international students and skilled people to apply for visas –

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How To Avoid Penalties For Having Illegal Workers

The use of overseas workers in Australia and suspected “rorting” of Employer Sponsored visas (like 457) has been a controversial topic of discussion this financial year. Although the severity of businesses taking advantage of 457 visa workers or employing illegal workers in Australia is debated, the Australian Government has implemented drastic measures in a bid

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Four Changes 457 Employers Should Know About

The Immigration Minister has introduced a new bill that will have an effect on the way employers hire overseas workers on 457 visas.  The announced changes will seemingly make the sponsorship process more difficult once the legislation is passed. With the upcoming election in September, it’s not clear if the bill will ever come into

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