Friday, 7th Dec 2018

 

Issue #1

 

TOP STORY

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ISSUES OF THIS MONTH

New visa for parents of Australian migrants to be available in 2019

 

New Australian business visa: Who can apply?

 

Visa cancellation invalid because Peter Dutton ineligible, lawyers argue

 

Expansion of the Working Holiday Visa Programme

 

Available Jobs in Australia

 

New visa for parents of Australian migrants to be available in 2019

The Federal Government has announced it will open applications for the much-awaited temporary sponsored visa for parents in the first half of the next year after the Federal Parliament finally passed the legislation tied to the visa.

Federal Senate, on Wednesday, passed the Migration Amendments (Family Violence and Other Measures) Bill 2016 with Government's amendments and it was subsequently passed by the lower house the same day, paving the way for rolling out the visa that the migrant communities have been demanding for many years.

"This new visa will help families reunite and spend time together," Immigration Minister David Coleman said in a statement.

"It will provide a new pathway for parents and grandparents to visit their families in Australia, which will deliver great social benefits to the Australian community," he added.

New sponsorship framework

With the new Bill passed by the Federal Parliament that was introduced in 2016, a sponsorship framework has been put in place under which migrants wanting to sponsor their parents, will act as financial guarantors and are legally required to any debt to taxpayers as a result of a medical emergency.

"This new visa will ensure family reunions are possible for many migrant families across Australia while protecting taxpayers with strict guidelines to ensure all public health debts including hospital and aged care fees are recovered by the Australian Government," Mr Coleman said.

The new sponsorship framework also creates a two-step application process that involves an assessment of the sponsor and once approved then only a visa application can be lodged.

This arrangement is primarily aimed at safeguarding vulnerable family members, particularly children and married partners, from their violent sponsors.

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New Australian business visa: Who can apply?

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Australia has introduced a new business visa that would allow people with innovative business ideas to move to South Australia and set up their businesses without first providing the evidence of upfront capital as is necessary for other business visas.

Successful applicants will be able to live in South Australia for three years with their families and are required to set up their businesses according to the approved plans under a pilot project that has started this month and will run for three years.

Applicants for Supporting Innovation in South Australia (Temporary Activity) Visa must be under 45 years of age, have a minimum vocational level English (score equivalent to 5 bands in International English Language Testing System), meet health, character and other financial requirements.

But the key is to have an innovative business plan that is endorsed by the South Australian Government.

The state government will give priority to businesses related to the defence and space, cyber security, big data, digital and blockchain, food, wine and AgTech, health and medical technology, robotics, media and film industries. However, applicants with business plans related to other industries can also apply.

Applicants are expected to have an in-depth knowledge and expertise in the business they propose to set up in South Australia.

The business concept should demonstrate a clear, competitive advantage and genuine innovation with a strong potential to create employment and export revenue.

The visa is being piloted in South Australia for three years and during this period, the new businesses set up under the program must have at least half of the assets and staff based in South Australia.

Immigration South Australia has published a list of businesses that will not be eligible for this visa. These include cafés and restaurants, consulting firms, employment agencies, export/import businesses, franchises, foot reflexology, massage parlours, acupuncture, traditional Chinese medicine, herbal dispensing businesses, geomancy/Feng Shui business and retail.

Those successfully establishing their business venture in Australia will become eligible to apply for permanent residence under the existing pathways.

The Government of South Australia will monitor the business activity of the visa holders and if it is not “sufficiently” associated with the business plan, the visa may be considered for cancellation.

The South Australia pilot of this visa commences on Wednesday, 21st November 2018 and will continue until the end of November 2021. If successful, the visa will be rolled out for other parts of Australia.

Source: SBS

 

Visa cancellation invalid because Peter Dutton ineligible, lawyers argue

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Lawyers for a man whose visa was cancelled in 2016 have argued that the cancellation was invalid because the home affairs minister, Peter Dutton, was ineligible to sit in parliament.

If successful, the case could have ramifications for more than 1,600 decisions made by Dutton to cancel the visa of a person convicted of a crime.

The case is currently awaiting hearing at the federal court in Melbourne.

A document filed with the court last month shows that lawyers for the man, referred to as FQM18, have alleged that Dutton's business interest in childcare centres that receive government subsidies put him in breach of s.44, and that therefore the decision to cancel the visa was invalid because he was "not constitutionally permitted to act as a minister".

"At the time of the non-revocation decision, Mr Dutton was incapable of sitting as a member of the House of Representatives of the commonwealth of Australia because he had a pecuniary interest in an agreement with the public service of the commonwealth in breach of s 44(v) of the constitution,” they alleged.

"Accordingly, Mr Dutton did not have power to make the non-revocation decision on 6 February 2018 because he was not constitutionally permitted to act as a minister for the purposes of the act."

Lawyers from the government solicitor’s office, which filed the document, said they would argue on Dutton's behalf that the application should be dismissed because questions of whether an MP or senator is eligible to sit in parliament cannot be settled in the federal court.

Source: The Guardian

 
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Expansion of the Working Holiday Visa Programme

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More overseas nationals are enjoying the expansion of the working holiday visa programme. Over the last month a number of changes took place to allow more individuals to migrate to Australia under the working holiday visa scheme as well as increase of cut off age for certain nationals.

Subclass 417 Woking Holiday and Subclass 462 Work and Holiday Visas are designed to allow people 18 to 30 years old (inclusive) - except for Canadian and Irish citizens up to 35 (inclusive) - have their first extended holiday in Australia and work here to help fund their trip.

As the programme continues to expand, several legislative instruments were introduced to streamline the process.

Streamlined Lodgement 462 visa:

Online lodgement has been expanded to additional countries for applicants applying for their first Class US (Work and Holiday) (Temporary) visa. Existing countries under this arrangement are Spain, Argentina, Uruguay, Slovakia and the United States of America. The new countries under this arrangement now are Austria, Chile, Czech Republic, Hungary, the State of Israel, Luxembourg, Peru, Poland, Portugal, San Marino and Slovenia. Online lodgement for applicants from these countries is mandatory, unless the applicant has been sent an email authorising the applicant to make an application in a different place or manner.

Increase in age cut off

Irish and Canadian Nationals can now apply for their first working holiday visa up to 35 (inclusive years of age). It is anticipated as the working holiday programme continues to expand, further countries will be added to the list.

A working holiday eligible passport must be held by a person seeking to meet the criteria for a Subclass 417 (Working Holiday) visa. For most countries which are currently eligible to participate in the programme the age limit remains 30.

The change is in response to the Government's announcement in September 2016 of a Working Holiday Maker reform package. The reform package included a measure to expand the eligibility age for Subclass 417 (Working Holiday) visa and Subclass 462 (Work and Holiday) visa applicants from 18-30 years to 18-35 years to improve the supply of Working Holiday Makers in Australia.

Expansion of Regional Areas

Australian government expanded approved posts codes for the purpose of applying for a second work and holiday visa subclass 462. Additional areas of Australia represented by their postcodes for New South Wales, Norfolk Island, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria, Western Australia and Tasmania have been included as of November and applicants are strongly encouraged to visit the Home Affairs website to familiarise with the new arrangements. Work carried out in these additional areas must only be for the additional kinds of work. The additional kinds of work are for plant and animal cultivation including:

  • harvesting and/or packing of fruit and vegetable crops;
  • pruning and trimming vines and trees;
  • general maintenance crop work;
  • cultivating or propagating plants, fungi or their products or parts;
  • immediate processing of plant products;
  • maintaining animals for the purpose of selling them or their bodily produce, including natural increase;
  • immediate processing of animal products including shearing, butchery, packing and tanning;
  • manufacturing dairy produce from raw material.

Source: Migration Alliance

 

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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