Friday, 24th Aug 2018

 

Issue #2

 

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ISSUES OF THIS MONTH

Scott Morrison to be next PM of Australia; Peter Dutton beaten by five votes

 

Implementation of SAF

 

Updated LMT Requirements

 

Part Time Work

 

Premier Gold Coast Development Site

 

Available Jobs in Australia

 

Scott Morrison to be next PM of Australia; Peter Dutton beaten by five votes

Scott Morrison has been elected Liberal Leader and will be Australia's next prime minister after he beat Peter Dutton 45 votes to 40 in a Liberal party room vote. Mr Dutton, whose challenge set off the most destructive week of infighting in recent political history, has pledged loyalty to the man who beat him.

The Liberal decision ends Malcolm Turnbull's three years as PM.

Former PM Tony Abbott left the meeting saying "we've lost the Prime Minister but there is still a government to save".

Long-serving deputy leader Julie Bishop has also lost her position to Victorian Josh Frydenberg who defeated Greg Hunt and Steve Ciobo with an absolute majority.

Mr Morrison will emerge from a chaotic and crisis-filled week in Federal Parliament as the nation's 30th PM.

The 50 year old has served as Mr Turnbull's Treasurer since the last leadership change in September 2015.

He will now need to reshape the ministry which has been rocked by resignations this week as frontbenchers agitated to dump Mr Turnbull.

The closeness of the vote reflects the deep divisions in the Liberal Party.

Frontbencher Melissa Price supported Mr Turnbull and described it as an emotional meeting.

She said Mr Morrison gave a powerful speech after his victory.

Ms Price said the new leader described 10 years of "sniping, negativity and instability" and he said "the time is for us to put that all behind".

She told the ABC Mr Turnbull appeared shocked by the closeness of the result.

"I think he could not believe how close it was that we had gone through all of this during the week and we really hadn't progressed that much," she said.

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Implementation of SAF

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Implementation of Skilling Australians Fund Levy

Department of Home Affairs has finally implemented a long awaited SAF Levy on 12 August 2018. The following visa subclasses are impacted:

  • Subclass 482 TSS
  • Subclass 186 ENS
  • Subclass 187 RSMS

The levy amount is determined by annual turnover generated by the sponsor. For example, a business with an annual turnover of less than $10M can expect to pay a one-off levy amount of $3000 per ENS or RSMS nomination. In the case of subclass 482 nominations, relevant levy amount for a business with the same turnover is $1200 per year.

In all other scenarios, a business is liable to pay $5000 per ENS/RSMS nomination or $1800 per year in the case of subclass 482 nominations.

SAF is payable in full at the time of lodgment.

Migration Amendment (Skilling Australians Fund) Regulations 2018 specifies provisions where a SAF refund is appropriate. Such scenarios include:

  • The nomination is approved by mistake
  • The nomination is withdrawn
  • The nomination is refused
  • The visa application is refused under sections 501, 501A or 501B of the Migration Act (Character Grounds)
  • The visa application is refused as the applicant failed to satisfy public interest criteria.

In circumstances where an employee leaves their sponsor within 12 months of commencing their employment, a written request may be put forward to the Department of Immigration requesting SAF refund. The refund will generally be issued for the remaining unused period. Other applicable cases where a refund may be appropriate include circumstances an individual fails to commence employment with their sponsor.

Applications lodged with the Department of Home Affairs prior to 12 August 2018 are not impacted by SAF.

The sponsors are not able to pass SAF levy to employees.

 

Updated LMT Requirements

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Labour Market Testing currently in place for subclass 482 visas is further tightened and the new requirements is applicable to all subclass 482 nominations lodged on or after 12 August 2018.

Sponsors will be required to demonstrate the following under the new requirements:

  • The advertisement must in Australia conducted in English and must include the following details:
    1. Job title, description of duties
    2. Requisite skills and experience
    3. Name of the approved sponsor or a requirement agency
    4. the salary for the position (if the intended annual earnings for the nominated position are lower than AUD 96,400)
  • LMT must be conducted within 4 months or since any redundancies or retrenchments have been made
  • Certain advertisement platforms such as LinkedIn professional recruitment platform is an acceptable method of LMT. However, job vacancies restricted to LinkedIn profile members only are NOT acceptable for LMT purposes.
  • A general classifieds website or an advertisement solely through a social media notification, such as Twitter or Instagram is not an acceptable method.
  • Radio and print media are an acceptable method of advertisement
  • LMT Must be undertaken for a period of at least 28 days. Copies of at least two advertisements should accompany a 482 nomination.

Whilst the Department of Home Affairs exercised leniency in relation to LMT requirement applicable for 482 nominations lodged before 12 August 2018 as per the Skilled Newsletter published in March 2018, the Policy does not appear to provide major LMT concessions for 482 nominations (other than ITO’s) going forward.

 
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Part Time Work

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Part time work may be acceptable in limited circumstances for subclass 482 visas. Under policy, in making this assessment the Department of Home Affairs will consider the following circumstances where part time work is acceptable:

  • whether the proposed remuneration will be reasonable for the hours worked; and
  • the amount that an Australian citizen or permanent resident would earn for undertaking equivalent work under the same part-time work arrangements and
  • whether the person would have adequate means of support (for example, overseas fractional appointments still in receipt of a salary from their home university)
 

Premier Gold Coast Development Site

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Premier Gold Coast Development Site is available for sale at 385 Nerang Road & 4 Industrial Avenue, Molendinar QLD.

This unrivaled opportunity represents one of the last true development or refurbishment opportunities of this scale located on the central part of the Gold Coast. The subject sites are located between the Southport CBD and M1 Motorway while being connected by major arterial networks and local amenities including Ashmore City Shopping Centre approximately 500m away.

FEATURES

  • Two properties totalling 2.395ha*
  • Total building area of 8,833sqm
  • Two street access
  • 2.2km to Smith Street Motorway
  • 3.5km to the M1 Motorway
  • Within 5km of Griffith University and Gold Coast University Hospital
  • Ability to purchase together or separately

*approx.

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST CLOSE 28TH AUGUST 2018.

Contact Exclusive Agents for details.

 
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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.
  • 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 jobs@job2go.org

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

 
 

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