Friday, 1st Sep 2017


Issue #1 Sep





ACT closes migration applications from overseas applicants


Dandenong, Victoria visa office to close


Migrants and refugees in Australia are earning more and contributing more


Australian crackdown on visas of foreign born offenders revealed


Available Jobs in Australia


ACT closes migration applications from overseas applicants

The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) has closed it migration list to overseas applicants and it will not reopen until 2018, it has been announced.

Also, people living overseas who have close family ties or a genuine job offer in Canberra or have completed a PhD at an ACT university can still apply for ACT nomination if they meet the criteria.

People living in Canberra can apply for ACT 190 nomination as soon as they meet the nomination criteria.

'The state sponsorship programme will reopen to overseas applicants in 2018,' said an ACT migration spokesman.

The ACT Occupation List, which identifies the skills that are currently in demand in Canberra for migration purposes, was last updated in July 2017. It is set to be re-assessed in February 2018.

'The Australian Capital Territory Government is committed to a targeted skilled migration program and can provide advice on ACT nomination criteria, but not on wider immigration issues,' the spokesman explained.

'Before lodging an application for nomination, it is recommended that you obtain specific migration advice relevant to your circumstances from the Department of Immigration and Border Protection or a Registered Migration Agent,’ he added.

The ACT Occupation List is not linked to specific job vacancies and it is not a guarantee of a job in a nominated occupation.

'You must be satisfied that there are sufficient employment opportunities in your nominated occupation before you apply for ACT nomination,' the ACT migration website explains.

'You will compete for employment vacancies with all people in the labour market as part of a normal selection process. Your success will depend on employer requirements, your relevant skills, your experience and your level of English language ability,' it points out.

‘New residents generally do not meet the criteria of employers who require citizenship or security clearance,' it adds.

Occupations on the current list include architects, nurses, web designers, civil engineers, graphic designers, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, physiotherapist, GP, solicitor, hairdressers, chef and motor mechanic.


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Dandenong, Victoria visa office to close

Dandenong office closed

The Dandenong Regional Office at 76 Thomas St, Victoria, is closing soon ahead of the building lease expiry. The office will cease serving the public from 4 pm, Thursday 31 August 2017.

This closure takes place as the Department of Immigration & Border Protection continue to transform our online services – providing you self-service access to our visa, citizenship, customs and trade information and services anywhere, at a time that suits visa applicants.

The Departments's improved website has new features and information that make our visa services easier to understand and use.

Clients who have been asked to attend an appointment with the Department will be seen at the Departments's recently refurbished front office at 2 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne.



Migrants and refugees in Australia are earning more and contributing more

migrants earning more

Official figures show that people who move to Australia, especially those with skills and including refugees, are earning more and therefore paying more taxes.

The median income for migrants has increased by 4.9% since 2010, slightly higher than the 4.5% recorded for the whole of the Australian population who pay tax, according to figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Migrants' total income was $84 billion in the 2013/2014 financial year, the most up to date figures available, an increase of 7% in real terms compared to the previous year.

'With five years of data now available, this type of information allows us to get a much better understanding of the personal income earned by migrants each year,' said Chris Heywood-Smith from the ABS National Migrants Statistics Unit.

Most of this income, some $76 billion or 90%, was earned as an employee, representing a 6% increase in real terms from the previous year. The median employee income of all migrant taxpayers in 2013/2014 was $48,400, which was higher than the median employee income for all Australian taxpayers at $45,700.

Skill stream migrants had the highest median employee income at $55,400, followed by those with another permanent visa at $45,700 and those from the family visa stream at $39,500.


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Australian crackdown on visas of foreign born offenders revealed


The Australian Government has repeated that people who move to the country and break the law will be forced to leave and they are doing so in unprecedented numbers.

The latest figures show that 2,847 foreign born criminals have been deported since 2014 on the grounds that their activities meant they had breached their visa conditions.

Immigration Minister Peter Dutton admitted that there has been a crackdown on criminals being allowed to stay, up 1,200% and said that he was not ashamed of taking such action.

While many of them (1,115) were serious criminals involved in violent acts, the figures show that 24 were foreigners whose visas were cancelled on national security or organised crime grounds and 841 white collar criminals.

'People who come to our country as visitors, as non-citizens, need to abide by the law. That’s the condition of their visa. I've said very clearly that 99% of people come here, do the right thing, abide by the law as a tourist, as a worker and then they leave our shores,' said Dutton.

'The reality is for those people that don’t, that is those people who are committing crimes against Australians, I've ramped up the number of visa cancellations by about 1,200%,' he pointed out.

'We're going to continue to ramp those up to numbers as high as we possibly can because we do keep people safe and frankly I think we're saving future victims, future kids who may fall prey to these paedophiles and others and I think it's work that must be done and work that we're actually really committed to,' he added.

Under changes to migration laws in December 2014 Dutton now has greater powers to cancel the visas of foreign born people who fail to meet minimum character standards, or who have been convicted of an offence involving a jail term of more than 12 months.

Being a member or associate of an organisation reasonably suspected of being involved in crime is also sufficient for Dutton to cancel a visa on the grounds of failing to meet character standards.



Available Jobs in Australia

Jobs in Australia

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Office Manager

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The successful candidate will possess:

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  • Formal qualifications required
  • Strong work ethic and be highly organised and attention to detail with accountability
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to prioritise and balance several tasks and work with deadlines with a demonstrated ability to work on multiple projects at one time
  • Strong administrative skills including record keeping and note taking


Specialising in all cutting styles, our client is in need of an experienced Hairdresser who is capable of providing services to all age groups. Our client’s concept is simple and clean and is ladies only cutting salon. The ideal candidate must possess the ability to cut all hair styles and be extremely confident in all aspects of hair.

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