Friday, 6th Apr 2018


Issue #1 Apr



Commanwealth games


Commonwealth Games 2018: Opening ceremony wows fans on the Gold Coast


Australia Considers Fast-Tracking White South Africa Farmer Visas


Migration agents warn against visa category overhaul


Migration transforms our country towns


Available Jobs in Australia


Commonwealth Games 2018: Opening ceremony wows fans on the Gold Coast

Australia's indigenous culture, beach lifestyle and famous music played starring roles in the opening ceremony at the 2018 Commonwealth Games on Wednesday evening.

The conclusion of the Queen’s Baton relay, promotion of diversity and inclusion – key themes of this year's event - an iconic Kombi van and Migaloo the whale also featured on a night when Prince Charles officially opened the 21st Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.

More than 4000 performers entertained 35,000 fans, with indigenous culture - which dates back at least 65,000 years - a constant theme of the night amid a series of performances, dances and a didgeridoo orchestra.

Christine Anu, Ricki-Lee Coulter and Delta Goodrem all sang but, with the exception of Anu, were outshone by a local group who provided orchestral interpretations of dozens of classic Aussie songs.

And, of course, the athletes themselves were central to the evening, with all 70 nations and territories at the event receiving warm receptions from a damp Carrara Stadium crowd.


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Australia Considers Fast-Tracking White South Africa Farmer Visas

Visa for South Africa farmers

Australian Immigration and Border Protection minister Peter Dutton says that his department is considering fast-tracking the visas of white South African farmers looking to emigrate to Australia, because the group deserves "special attention" due to the "horrific circumstances" they face in South Africa.

The immigration minister noted that Australia has refugee, humanitarian and other visa programmes that have the "potential to help some of these people".

Reports claim that he has asked his department to look at the options "...because from what I have seen, they do need help from a civilised country like ours".

"If you look at the footage and read the stories, you hear the accounts; it's a horrific circumstance they face," Dutton said. "The people we're talking about want to work hard; they want to contribute to a country like Australia," Dutton said.

"We want people who want to come here, abide by our laws, integrate into our society, work hard, not lead a life on welfare. And I think these people deserve special attention, and we're certainly applying that special attention now."

Dutton said his department was looking at ways to help "some of these horrific cases" and suggested an announcement could be made shortly.

When asked if this could be achieved with the South African government's cooperation, Dutton replied that Australia "...can work with governments all around the world".

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Migration agents warn against visa category overhaul

Visa category

Migration agents have warned against the Turnbull government's plans for a major visa overhaul to drastically reduce the number of categories on offer, saying it would impact the success rate for applicants.

The Coalition is waiting on advice from the Department of Home Affairs on how to cut the current 99 visa categories down to 10 in what would be the single biggest immigration change in more than two decades.

A migration agent told SBS News that it's going to be very difficult to handle all of the applications, the type of applications that 99 visa categories handle, and narrow them down to ten visa subclasses.

With fewer categories applicants will be more likely to go it alone with their paperwork and it will undoubtedly result in more visa rejections.

Immigration law is not easy. Individuals and businesses doing their own visa applications, there is going to be an increase in refusals and appeals.


Migration transforms our country towns

international migration

In the big Australia debate we should not neglect the role of international migration to small town Australia. Diversity is not just a city thing.

Just as migration is the future of cities, small towns here in Australia are growing through migration and this is transforming their fortunes. This is no accident, small town communities themselves are leading the way.

To illustrate the trend, the Regional Australia Institute (RAI) has taken a closer look at significant migrant settlements in our small towns and local areas.

To paint a picture of diversity in regions the RAI used Census data to determine the areas that have a significant concentration of particular ethnic groups residing permanently in local communities.

The results will surprise those who see rural Australia as the stubborn last bastion of 20th century white Australia.

Across Australia, we are seeing significant clusters of Maoris, Taiwanese, Filipinos, Karen, Germans, Italians, Papua New Guineans, South Africans, Irish, as well as French. Our ‘Top 60’ regional ethnic communities include small towns from Western Australia through to Victoria and north to Queensland.

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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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