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Investment helps secure greater prosperity for Australia

New research from the Economist Intelligence Unit has confirmed that Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) has a positive, causal impact on employment in Australia. Modelling based on data since 2000 has shown that a A$1 billion increase in FDI would result in the creation of around 1,000 Australian jobs. Australia was able to attract over A$140…
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SECOND WORKING HOLIDAY VISA UPDATE

Visa applicants who will be doing their specified work after 31 August for their second WHV will need to make sure that they have pay slips that cover each day of work when submitting an application for a second Working Holiday visa.  Electronic copies of applicants pay slips can be uploaded as attachments to their online…
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Dodgy training providers will face hefty fines

Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) breaching standards could be issued with an immediate fine under the new infringement notice scheme starting the 2nd of April, 2015. New laws recently passed in the Senate require anyone, including brokers and other third parties, marketing a vocational education and training (VET) course to clearly identify which RTO is providing the…
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MIGRATION REGULATION UPDATES

Select Legislative Instrument 2015 No. 34 by the Minister of Immigration and Border Protection amends the Migration Regulations 1994 in relation to work related conditions for English language test requirement, foreign air crew, character and cancellation, sponsorship obligation timeframes, medical examination requirements and legislative instrument for application requirements. You can view the entire explanatory statement here.   English language…
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THE 457 VISA PROGRAMME RECOMMENDATIONS

The Migration and Education Alliance of Australia welcomes the Australian Government's response to the recommendations made by an independent review into maintaining the integrity of the subclass 457 visa programme.   The review chaired by Mr John Azarias was commissioned in 2014 and the panel was tasked with examining compliance within the 457 programme by…
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