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Addressing Australia’s Population Growth – What Are the Options?

Melbourne City Population Growth
Australia’s population hit 25 million in August this year, and concerns have been expressed about further growth. The NSW premier has called for a migration “breather” and for levels to be cut in half. Melbourne is struggling to accommodate population growth, and will soon have a larger population than Sydney. Regional migration is being discussed

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Doing a Visa Check in vSure versus VEVO

manual vevo visa check
We are often asked what the differences are between doing a visa check in vSure versus doing a visa check using the Department of Home Affairs’ VEVO system. The top 7 differences between VEVO and vSure visa checks are summarised below: 1. Data Entry To use VEVO, you must manually enter each visa holder’s passport

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How Many Temporary Residents are Working in Australia?

temporary residents in Australia
Australian Government sources indicate that there were 2.2 million temporary residents in Australia as of 31 March 2018 – most of whom have some kind of work rights. However, this number excludes provisional visa holders (such as temporary partners, provisional skilled and business skills) and also unlawful non-citizens. This article looks at the different types

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Employers Beware – Bridging Visas Now More Common than 457 Visas

Bridging Visas Overtake 457 Holders
Figures released by the Department of Home Affairs indicate that as of 31 March 2018, there are more Bridging Visa holders in Australia than 457 visas. The number of holders of 457 visas continues to decline – from a high of 201,558 in March 2014, were 151,591 457 visa holders in Australia as of 31

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100 Point ID Check Replaced from 1 July – Visa Checks Required

100 point ID check
Most are familiar with the traditional 100 Point ID Check. From 1 July 2018, Australian Governments will be applying new standards which are set out in the National Identity Proofing Guidelines. A key component of the new standards is verification of the person’s immigration status in Australia. Who Will Be Using the New ID Guidelines?

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VLog: Single Touch Payroll and the implications on employee work rights

As a follow-up to his recent article on Single-Touch Payroll, in this 3 minute video, Matt talks about STP and the implications of the ATO’s Data Sharing Program on the Department of Home Affairs’ ability to automate audits of Australian

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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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Single Touch Payroll & Employee Work Rights

Single Touch Payroll is coming July 1, 2018 (less than 5 weeks from now), sees the introduction of Single Touch Payroll in Australia for companies with 20 or more employees. Ultimately STP is about the ATO having timely access to data on paid employees. Typically the ATO has only been getting information on employees pays,

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Abolition of the 457 Visa – What Does it Mean for the Hospitality Industry?

What does abolition of the 457 visa mean for the hospitality industry?
The 457 visa program has been used by hospitality businesses for many years to sponsor overseas workers. Some of the most frequently used 457 occupations are in the hospitality field – for instance chefs, cooks, cafe or restaurant managers. The 457 program was abolished effective 18 March 2018 and replaced with the Temporary Skills Shortage

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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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