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Is your Business Work Rights Compliant? 7 Questions Senior Management Should Be Asking

Whilst it may not be front of mind for a lot of senior managers and board members, work rights compliance is a risk which needs to be addressed. Getting this wrong can cost the business: In terms of fines and other penalties Loss of access to business sponsorship visa options Business reputation Personal liability for

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Senior Managers – Why Visa Compliance Should be on your Radar

Whilst Visa Compliance won’t necessarily be top of mind for senior managers, it is a hygiene factor which needs to be taken seriously. Here are 6 reasons you should look into it: 1. Reputation Risk Immigration now has the ability to “name and shame” employers who are in breach of immigration obligations. Don’t let this

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Employee Onboarding Wizard Update

To help employers more easily check work rights of staff, we have upgraded our onboarding wizard. This makes it a lot easier for HR departments to: Obtain copies of ID documents for all staff Passport details for non-citizen staff Consent for visa checking for non-citizen staff The video above outlines how the new system works:

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Immigration 2018 Year in Review for Employers

2018 was one of the most significant years in recent memory with a number of seismic changes to visas, immigration and compliance for employers. With the new year upon us, it’s a good time to look back at the main changes. We have compiled a list of the top 7 immigration and compliance changes for

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Working Holiday – Work Rights Changes from November 2018

work rights changes for working holiday makers
Changes have been made to work rights for Working Holiday subclass 417 and Work and Holiday Subclass 462 visas. The changes are as follows: Work for up to 12 months (rather than 6 months) in animal and plant cultivation Expanded eligibility for a second Work and Holiday visa Possibility of a third working holiday visa

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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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