Friday, 24th Nov 2017


Issue #2 Nov



NSW updates skilled occupation list


NSW updates Skilled Occupation List for regional migration


10-year visa ban for providing false information comes in to effect


Beware, now Facebook posts can get your visa cancelled


New conditions for temporary visas


Available Jobs in Australia


NSW updates Skilled Occupation List for regional migration

For those looking for an opportunity to live and work in Australia, the state of New South Wales has revised the list of occupations that are eligible for temporary migration to the state’s regional areas.

The regional visa aspirants may apply for the skilled regional nominated (489) visa that allows visa holders to live and work in regional areas for up to four years.

The visa provides a pathway to permanent residency in Australia. To be eligible to apply for a permanent resident’s visa, an applicant must have lived for at least two years and worked for at least one year in a specified region of NSW.

Seven different regions of the state that participate in this visa program are Far South Coast, Mid North Coast, Murray, Northern Inland, Orana, Riverina and Southern Inland that deliver the 489 visa program in partnership with the state’s department of industry.

Though the participating regions determine their own list of eligible occupations and any additional eligibility criteria, the overall regional skilled occupation list is prepared by the department in consultation with the regions keeping in mind the needs of the regions.

Applicants are required to submit an expression of interest via the immigration department’s SkillSelect and apply to the relevant NSW regional authority for a nomination. Once the nomination has been approved, applicants can then apply to the Immigration Department for a visa.

An official of the state’s Department of Industry advised that the occupation list may change at any time without prior notice and that applicants should contact the specific regions to check whether any additional requirements apply to them.

See updated list here.


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10-year visa ban for providing false information comes in to effect

10 year ban for false information

Under the new rules, visa applicants found to be supplying false or misleading information or using bogus documents can face a ten-year exclusion period.

A visa applicant can now be barred for ten years for providing false or misleading information in the visa application.

The government introduced the changes to migration regulations by promulgating the Migration Legislation Amendment (2017 Measures No. 4) Regulations 2017 which has come into effect on 18th November.

Under the new regulations, section 4020 of the Public Interest Criterion targets applicants who supply false documents or false and misleading information to the Immigration Department, Migration Review Tribunal or the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, in the last 10 years before an application is made. It is applicable to visa applications made on or after 18 November 2017.

According to the previous rules, any applicant found to have provided false or misleading information in their visa application during the 12 months before making the application, faced a ban of three years. The period for which applications will be screened for any fraud has now been extended to ten years from 12 months.

This means applicants who have engaged in visa fraud or provided false information in their visa application, they will be effectively barred for the next ten years under the new rules.

According to Immigration Minister Peter Dutton, the intention behind the new rules is to prevent applicants from circumventing the rules by way of withdrawing their applications "once notified by the Department of suspected fraud, only to re-attempt their visa application after the period of 12 months has elapsed."

The Immigration Department says visa applicants providing false information are likely to provide false and bogus information to other government departments as well. It says currently, such applicants are able to "actively wait out" the 12 month exclusion period and then immediately re-apply.



Beware, now Facebook posts can get your visa cancelled

facebook posts visa cancellation

A condition for Australian visas that was earlier applicable to only a few visas is now imposed on most temporary visas.

Under the new migration rules, most temporary visas will be subject to a condition that will enable the Immigration Department to cancel a person's visa if they are found to be involved in online vilification based on gender, sexuality, religion, and ethnicity.

According to the Migration Legislation Amendment Regulations 2017 that came into effect on 18th November, an existing condition, 8303 has been amended to expand its scope.

The condition that earlier applied to only a few visas is now applicable to most temporary visas applied for on or after 18 November 2017.

The Immigration Minister now has the power to cancel a visa if there is evidence of a visa holder engaging in harassment, stalking, intimidation, bullying or threatening a person even if it doesn't amount to a criminal sanction. These activities may include public 'hate speech' or online vilification targeted at both groups and individuals based on gender, sexuality, religion, and ethnicity.

According to the Immigration Department: "It sends a clear message, explicitly requiring that the behaviour of temporary visa holders is consistent with Australian government and community expectations. It advises visa holders what sorts of behaviour can result in visa cancellation."

Over 47,000 visas had been cancelled between July 2016 and April 2017 due to a variety of reasons, including breach of visa conditions.

This condition now also applies to temporary graduate visa (Subclass 485) skilled regional (485), student visa and visitor visa, most common among the visas availed by the Indian community.

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New conditions for temporary visas

New visa conditions

The DIBP has also announced new conditions for temporary visas

For those who applied and were granted temporary visas on or after 18 November 2017, will be subject to new visa conditions during their stay in Australia:

If your visa has - condition 8303, it prohibits activities that endanger or threaten any individual, or activities disruptive to, or violence threatening harm to, the Australian community or a group within the Australian community.

If your visa has - condition 8304, it requires temporary visa holders to identify themselves by the same name in all dealings with Commonwealth, state or territory government agencies. If you change your name, you must inform all government agencies of this name change as soon as possible. This includes the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

If your visa has - condition 8564, it requires individuals not to engage in criminal conduct.

These conditions have been made mandatory for visas like student visa, partner visa, visitor visa, tourist visa, temporary graduate visa and many others. Check the full list here.


Available Jobs in Australia

Jobs in Australia

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An exciting opportunity had opened for an experienced Cook! Our client has been providing high quality authentic Indian food for the past 20 years. The right candidate will have excellent knowledge of dishes from all over India.

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Formal qualification
  • Relevant experience as a Cook in similar position is preferred.
  • The ability to work in a fast paced environment where you will be required to stand for extended periods of time.
  • The ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action.
  • Attention to detail and be a good team player.

Panel Beater

Well established BRISBANE Auto Centre is seeking to employ an experienced Panel Beater.

Your role will require you do the following:

  • Conducting finishing touches on panel repairs including grinding, filing, polishing, painting and spray painting.
  • Fitting and replacing damaged vehicle parts with new panels.
  • Utilising welding equipment in cutting and fitting new parts onto the vehicle.
  • Filling small and large depressions with plastic fillers.
  • Repairing dents and damaged panels.
  • Utilising hydraulic equipment to straighten, realign and repair damaged vehicle parts.
  • Removing upholstery and other vehicle parts.
  • 5years experience with exclusive European cars like Ferrari, Maserati, Audi, Porsche etc.
  • Assisting in any other work the supervisor sees fit.

Office Manager

Our client has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Office Manager to join their team! This family owned business specialises in commercial printing including digital, wide format and offset printing. Proven to be very successful, they are currently undergoing a major expansion and therefore are in need of an Office Manager who possess high standards of organisational skills.

The successful candidate will possess:

  • Experience within a professional service firm
  • 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.

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Formal qualification
  • Relevant experience
  • You must be honest and reliable, positive and friendly attitude
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Dedication to personal and professional development
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Extensive knowledge in all aspects of hair and products

Medical Administrator

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • At least a Bachelor degree or at least 5 years’ of relevant experience.
  • An understanding of medico-legal issues and the legislative framework for public health services
  • Ability to work collaboratively with members of an inter-disciplinary team and to communicate with clinical and non-clinical staff
  • Ability to analyse and critically evaluate relevant information and apply to medical management issues
  • Well-developed written and communication skills

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