Friday, 2nd Feb 2018


Issue #1 Feb





Turnbull government to exclude 457 visa applicants from new restrictions


Changes to Australian visas: What to expect this year


Warning: know your visa restrictions


Australia needs a push towards greater innovation


Available Jobs in Australia


Turnbull government to exclude 457 visa applicants from new restrictions

The Turnbull government has walked back from its hard-line position on 457 visas, announcing visa applications in the pipeline will not to be subject to new restrictions on permanent residency set to come into effect in March.

But migration agents are treating the announcement with caution and advising parties to lodge permanent residency applications as soon as possible.

The Department of Home Affairs told agents in a notice this month that workers who had applied for a 457 visa on or before the government's visa crackdown on April 18 last year can still apply for permanent residency after two years.

"New requirements will not be applied to pipeline applications," it said.

The government will abolish 457 visas in March and replace them with more limited two and four-year skilled visa streams, with only the four-year visa providing a pathway to permanent residency.

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Changes to Australian visas: What to expect this year


There are several changes expected to happen with Australian visas in 2018.

Replacement of the 457 with the Temporary Skill Shortage visa

One of the major changes related to visa is the replacement of the 457 visa with the new Temporary Skill Shortage -or TSS- visa, which will happen in March.

The new visa replacing the 457 visa program will be divided into two streams, Short-Term and Medium-Term.

Sponsors nominating occupations on the short-term list will only provide the visa applicant with a two-year stay in Australia, with only one option to extend for a further two years.

However, on the medium to long-term list, these visa applicants will get a four-year visa, and that visa holder will be able to transition into permanent residency, under the nomination of the same sponsor, after being on the TSS visa for a period of three years.

Partner visa

The government is also making changes to the partner visas. The two-step process that the government wants to implement involves approval of the sponsoring partner prior to making a visa application.

[The] Sponsors will face and that is to have obligations on those sponsor obligations and sanctions imposed on those sponsors in case those obligations are not met.

Temporary parent sponsored visa

In 2017, the government also announced a new temporary sponsored parent visa. The bill enabling the visa to come into effect still needs to be approved by the Senate.

The three-year-visa would cost $5000, the five-year-visa $10,000 and the 10-year-visa $20,000. Once the visa-holder has been in Australia for 10 years, they wouldn't be able to reapply and wouldn't have a pathway to permanent residency, which is worrying some migrants.

The biggest concern is how that ten-year period drop-dead comes about. Everyone is excited about that visa. This visa will come through. The biggest problem is not the cost of that visa. People who have their parents abroad, who want to bring them in, are not concerned about that as much as they are concerned about what happens after the ten years mark. That's the big problem that needs to be considered before this legislation gets up.

The government is also expected to bring back an amended version of its citizenship bill, which would toughen the conditions to obtain citizenship.

The proposed change is that they would need to be a permanent resident for at least four years before being able to be eligible to apply for citizenship and as I said, a higher English language standard.

Currently, applicants only need to be permanent residents for a year before to be eligible for citizenship and there's no English test required.

More visa cancellations and deportations

Australia will see more visa cancellations and deportations based on character this year.

If you think you might get affected by those changes, keep an eye on the Department of Home Affairs' website to stay up to date.

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Warning: know your visa restrictions


With the Commonwealth Games fast approaching, the Australian Government is urging athletes and tourists alike to be conscious of their visa cut-off dates as there will be no lenience for those attending or participating in the games. This is due to the reported spikes in people overstaying their visas following the 2000 Olympics and 2006 Commonwealth Games. The Government is trying to maintain a strict border security for these games and is therefore putting out a fair warning to all travellers, to ensure that we don't experience a repeat of the previous games


Australia needs a push towards greater innovation


Innovation and Science Australia has advised the Government that they need to implement changes to the education, immigration and regulation sectors to promote science and innovation within Australia. 30 suggestions were made to the Government, some of which were to provide a greater insistence upon maths and science within school curriculums in Australia, further business investment into research and development and a change in the visa system to provide better opportunities for entrepreneurs and start-up companies to sponsor and access the brightest minds in the world. Currently the entrepreneurs visa reformed in 2016 by the Australian Government is lacking considerably, with only one applicant for the visa in the past two years. The limitations in place for start-up companies in terms of sponsoring foreign workers on visas like 457's also propose an issue, as without access to the brightest minds, how are we able to strive towards greater innovation.

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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.
  • 5 years 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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