Friday, 8th Dec 2017

 

Issue #1 Dec

 

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PIC 4020 disallowed in senate
 

ISSUES OF THIS MONTH

Proposed Change to PIC 4020 Disallowed by Senate

 

There was only one application for this Australian visa in over a year

 

New languages are being 'invented' to improve brain fitness

 

Available Jobs in Australia

 

Proposed Change to PIC 4020 Disallowed by Senate

A Greens motion dumping regulations punishing false or misleading information on visa applications, including mistakes, has passed the Senate.

The Senate has torpedoed tough new regulations which stripped away visas from migrants who provided false or misleading information on their application forms.

A Greens disallowance motion passed the upper house on Tuesday 31-29, with the support of Labor and the Nick Xenophon Team senators, repealing the regulations which also covered mistakes on applications.

Under the regulations, which SBS News reported on in November, anyone who submitted false or misleading material as part of a visa application - even unwittingly - faced being effectively barred from making a new application for 10 years.

The previous penalty was just 12 months.

Greens senator Nick McKim said Immigration Minister Peter Dutton's changes to visa regulations were "disproportionate, draconian and punitive".

He said people who had done nothing wrong or been defrauded by migration agents risked being detained or deported.

"People could have been detained for falling sick when they are poor," Senator McKim said.

One Nation leader Pauline Hanson said the Greens' concerns were exaggerated and if people did not follow the rules they should not be allowed into the country.

"We have allowed too many people in this country who are abusing us, taking us for granted and taking us for mugs," Senator Hanson said.

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There was only one application for this Australian visa in over a year

entrepreneur visa australia application

The visa introduced in September 2016 in order to "attract the best and the brightest" entrepreneurial talent hasn't proved as popular as some other business and innovation visas.

A new visa introduced in 2016 to attract the "best and the brightest" of entrepreneurial talent could attract only one applicant in over a year since it was unveiled.

The Entrepreneur Visa was introduced in September 2016, along with other visas, with the aim of "driving ideas from research to commercial reality," under Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's much-touted push to the National Innovation and Science Agenda.

While other visas investor and business visas have proven more popular-attracting many more applicants, there’s only one application made for the Investor visa, a Freedom of Information document from the Department of Immigration and Border Protection revealed.

Whether the application made in August this year has been successful is not known.

The reason for this visa not gaining any traction with startups is thought to be the tough restrictions imposed on it.

Applicants for this visa are required to have a funding agreement for a minimum of $200,000 from a specified private or public entity, including state and territory governments.

But experts feel this is a tough requirement which not many applicants can meet.

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New languages are being 'invented' to improve brain fitness

New languages improve brain fitness

Language is the basic mode of communication, and the ability to learn more languages is often linked to greater brain fitness and better analytical abilities. But did you know that languages are now being 'invented' or 'engineered' to improve brain fitness? These languages have no native speakers, can't be used to get around or hold conversations? Yet, we found that invented languages like Klingon were the most popular at Adelaide Languages Festival.

It was fitting that the Adelaide language festival started off with a mass lesson in Kaurna .. the language of the first peoples of the Adelaide region.

Around 500 people joined a day that was all about linguistic learning.

Australia's only professor of endangered languages, Ghil'ad Zuckermann, says if learning a language could be compared to training an animal, it would be a German Shepherd.

"It's very hard, if you know anything about training dogs, it's not easy. It's highly intelligent, it's playful but it requires a lot of attention, it requires you passion. The moment you train the German Shepherd, its' actually very wonderful."

He says there are seven characteristics involved with learning a new tongue.

They include musicality, excellent memory, high emotional intelligence and motivation.

Another, is to have no shame.

"If you have a lot of shame, if you feel you do not want to lose face, then it's harder to learn a language because you might be afraid of making a mistake."

Mr Zuckermann created the language festival, held at Adelaide University where he teaches, for fun and inspiration.

Participants could choose to take 25 minute courses in 30 different languages, including French, Arabic and Dinka, Hebrew, Persian and Latin.

Or, for the more adventurous...there was a new language called Klingon, from the TV show 'Star Trek'.

Teacher Stuart Blair says there are real-world benefits to learning a fictional -- or engineered language, as linguists call them.

"It doesn't matter what language you learn, they're all going to give you that enhanced analytical ability - create that, eh, increase that skill level. So, learning a language is great brain nutrition, especially in your older years."

For most participants, the 'brain nutrition' went down a treat.

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Available Jobs in Australia

Jobs in Australia

Job2Go is a local recruitment company based in Adelaide, Queensland and Sydney, and has been providing staffing solutions and human resource services to small to large sized companies throughout Australia. We are hiring for the following positions.

Cook

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

Hairdresser

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

Contact Job2Go on 1300 562246. If you are interested in any of these positions, please send your resume to jobs@job2go.org

Alternatively you can check our website for further details www.job2go.org

 
 

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