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ATO to Audit 20 Million Visa Holders through Data Matching with Immigration

ATO Data Matching with Immigration
The ATO has announced that it is enhancing data matching with the Department of Home Affairs and intends to audit approximately 20 Million visa holders who are granted visas between 1 July 2017 and 30 June 2020. The ATO (Australian Taxation Office) is aware of issues where visa holders are not declaring all of their

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RIP 457 Visa Program

RIP 457 Visa Program
The 18th of March 2018 is the day we said goodbye to the 457 program. The new TSS visa has replaced the 457 program, but it will be more restrictive, more expensive and there are more hoops to jump through to obtain one. The change is reflective of an environment where both sides of politics

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Immigration Secretary denies “militarisation” of Department

In a recent address by Michael Pezzullo, Secretary of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection, to CivSec 2016: Border 21 International Conference in Melbourne, he denied the “militarisation” of the Department. Mr Pezzullo said the descriptions were not appropriate and it would be more accurate to say the law enforcement capabilities of the department had been strengthened.  He also said they want

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Temporary Visa Holders and Visa Overstayers in Australia Reaches 2 Million

There are now over 2 million temporary visa holders and visa overstayers in Australia. Temporary visa holders form a significant portion of the working age population of 10.5 million, and this continues a strong trend of increases in the movement of people to Australia on temporary visas. The latest figures for temporary residents released by

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vSure Update – NSW MIA State Conference May 2014

The vSure Team attended the Migration Institute of Australia’s (MIA) NSW Conference 2014 in Sydney on 19 May 2014 sharing our message about managing your clients proactively. We  met many interesting people and were pleased to have the opportunity to engage with migration agents direct hearing their suggestions and feedback. Looks like we are well

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vSure CEO becomes Fellow of MIA

Our CEO, Mark Webster, has been made a fellow of the MIA (Migration Institute of Australia) – the highest level of membership. This is an honour that not many migration agents are given, with only the top Migration Agents being given the opportunity. The award is recognition of Mark’s contribution to the Migration Advice Profession

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Top 10 Important 457 Changes for 2013

If you have a business that sponsors employees under the 457 Visa Program, you should be aware of the significant changes that have come into effect as of 1 July 2013. The changes to 457 Sponsorship will essentially make the process much more difficult for employers, with increased costs and delays in processing. Here is

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