Friday, 22nd Dec 2017


Issue #2 Dec



Changes in government machinery


Update on Machinery of Government changes


Changes for visa applicants in same-sex relationships


Check your travel facility expiry


Available Jobs in Australia


Update on Machinery of Government changes

The establishment of the Home Affairs Portfolio, including the Department of Home Affairs, is part of the most significant change to Australia's national security and intelligence arrangements in decades.

The Portfolio brings together Australia's federal law enforcement, national and transport security, criminal justice, emergency management, multicultural affairs and immigration and border-related functions and agencies, working together to keep Australia safe.

There are four operational bodies and agencies that have transferred to the Portfolio:

  • Australian Border Force (ABF)
  • Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC)
  • Australian Federal Police (AFP)
  • the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC)

The Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) will join the Portfolio subject to the passage of legislation in early 2018.

The Department of Home Affairs incorporates the full suite of functions previously undertaken by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection and the following additional functions:

  • National security and law enforcement policy
  • Emergency management, including crisis management and disaster recovery
  • Countering terrorism policy and coordination
  • Cyber security policy and coordination
  • Countering foreign interference
  • Critical infrastructure protection
  • Multicultural affairs
  • Countering violent extremism programs
  • Transport Security

Machinery of Government negotiations in relation to corporate functions and budgets are continuing across affected departments. An interim organisational structure for the Department of Home Affairs is in place while these negotiations are finalised. A new organisational structure which reflects how the work and functions of Home Affairs will be aligned in the future will come into effect in March 2018.

It is expected the Portfolio will be fully established by July 2018, including a new website for the Department of Home Affairs and a separate website for the Australian Border Force.


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Changes for visa applicants in same-sex relationships

Changes for visa applicants in same sex relationships

From 9 December 2017, you can apply for a visa as your partner's 'spouse' if you are in a same-sex marriage following the legalisation of same-sex marriage in Australia.

Under the changes, if you are in a same-sex marriage you can apply for a visa as your partner’s ‘spouse’, rather than as their 'de facto partner'.

The changes will apply to Partner visas (subclasses 100, 309, 801 and 820) and to all other visas where you can include your spouse in your application.

You can also apply for a Prospective Marriage visa (subclass 300) if you are in a same-sex relationship and genuinely intend to marry your prospective spouse in Australia.



Check your travel facility expiry

Check your travel facility expiry

If you're a permanent resident planning to travel outside Australia these holidays, be sure to check your travel facility expiry before you go. An Australian permanent resident visa allows you to live in Australia indefinitely, however the travel facility of your visa will only last for a specified period.

You will need a Resident Return Visa (RRV) if the travel facility on your permanent visa has expired or is about to expire and you wish to travel overseas and retain your Australian permanent resident status.

Checking your travel facility on your visa is easy, visit or download the myVevo application through the app store.

You can apply for an RRV in Australia before you leave, or while you are outside Australia - leaving it until the last minute will result in difficulties checking-in at the airport when trying to re-enter Australia.

Applying for an RRV is simple. You can apply online, without providing any documents, if:

  • you are a permanent resident
  • you have lived in Australia for a total of at least two years within the last five years
  • your name and date of birth have not changed since grant of your last visa.

Departing Australia without an RRV may affect your permanent residence requirements for citizenship.


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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.


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

Pastry Chef / Baker

With an established brand, our company requires individuals who has trade qualifications and experience as a Baker/Pastry Cook.

The position broadly entails:

  • Preparing and mixing ingredients according to formulas and methods
  • Operating manufacturing equipment
  • Maintaining a clean and tidy work area
  • Understanding and implementing different cooking processes.

The individual applying requires:

  • Trade qualifications in baking
  • Available for full time work
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Knowledge of baking industry
  • Good communication skills
  • A positive work attitude and professional manner
  • Demonstrate a high degree of attention to detail

If you believe you are an applicable candidate and have plenty of energy and enthusiasm, then please forward your resume and cover letter.

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

Alternatively you can check our website for further details


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