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Audit exposes serious flaws on tracking visa holders breaching their conditions

The Australian National Audit Office has released a report on the Department of Home Affairs’ ability to manage compliance with visa conditions. The report found that budget cuts had compromised the Department of Home Affairs effectiveness on tracking people overstaying and working in breach of their visa conditions. Recommendations in the report include: Improving the

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An interview with vSure Founder Mark Webster

What was your main inspiration for forming vSure? When the Employer Sanctions legislation came into force in 2013, I realised that this put businesses hiring temporary visa holders at significant risk. Under the legislation, employers face fines of $15,000 or more for any worker in breach of visa conditions. Immigration no longer needs to show

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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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Credit Card Surcharge to Increase Visa Application Fees

Credit Card Surcharge
Effective from 19 April 2014 the Department of Home Affairs has implemented a credit card surcharge for all visa application charges paid via credit card. The new charges will apply to all applications lodged online, and any paper-based applications paid for via credit card. This fee will be taken at the time you lodge your

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Immigration Minister to fight illegal work practices, but encourage productive migrants

Immigration Minister Scott Morrison made one of his first public speeches as Minister at the Migration Institute of Australia Conference in October 2013.  This gave an interesting insight into the new liberal government’s priorities in the immigration portfolio. The overwhelming message was that whilst productive migrants were welcome, individuals and employers who do the wrong

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vSure Update: Migration Conference 2013

The vSure Team attended the Migration Conference 2013 in Canberra on 21 and 22nd October 2013. We  met many interesting people and were pleased to find that vSure was well received by the masses. Looks like we are well on our way to becoming the industry standard in helping businesses manage their Temporary overseas workers!

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Make Checking Your Employee Visa Status Easy

It can be an arduous, costly, and time consuming task to individually check the visa status of all your non-citizen and non-permanent resident employees. It’s also easy to forget that you need to check the visa status of your employees on a regular basis – not only at the start of their employment. Making one simple mistake

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Does Your Recruitment Strategy Protect You From Penalties?

Recruiters and Labour Hire Companies
Employing people without the correct visa status in Australia is a serious problem and prevalent in political discourse.  The Employer Sanctions Legislation has made it clear that businesses and individuals who are found to have illegal workers will receive serious penalties. So what happens if you use a recruitment company for your hiring processes? What

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How Do I know if my Employees have Citizenship or Permanent Residence in Australia?

These are the types of identification that are acceptable to prove citizenship or permanent residence in Australia: Australian passport New Zealand passport Australian citizenship certificate plus photo ID Australian birth certificate plus photo ID Certificate of resident status plus photo ID Certificate of Status for New Zealand Citizens in Australia (CSNZCA) plus photo ID We

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Possible Changes to Immigration under a Liberal Government

Now that Australia is led by a Coalition Government, we can assume that some changes may come into action regarding Australian Immigration. Our previous Labor Government had quite a stern stance against the Employer Sponsored Program of Visas compared to those of the Coalition, so we can hope for more favourable treatment in the future.

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