Friday, 18th Jan 2019


Issue #1



Darwin nt


117 occupations open for skilled migrants willing to migrate to Northern Territory


Applications for NSW nomination for business and investor visas have reopened


Ringleader of alleged migration scheme arrested boarding a flight to China


Judicial Review of Administrative Appeals Tribunal Decisions


Available Jobs in Australia


117 occupations open for skilled migrants willing to migrate to Northern Territory

Over the next five years, low skilled migrants with limited English will have the option to apply for permanent residency after living and working in the Northern Territory for at least three years.

Northern Territory has opened its door to skilled migrants in 117 occupations and has offered a pathway to permanent residency to these workers who are willing to work and live in the region for at least three years.

In a bid to distribute the migrant population outside Australia’s major cities such as Sydney and Melbourne, the Australian government has designed a new scheme to attract migrants to regional areas across the country.

The scheme - known as the Designation Area Migration Agreements (DAMA)s has been announced for two regions in Australia - Warrnambool region in Victoria and the Northern Territory which are experiencing labour shortages and need a population boost.

The second-such agreement for NT, this time with a pathway to permanent residency, DAMA II came into effect on January 1st 2019.

Minister for Immigration, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs, Mr David Coleman said DAMA II is an example of the Government using Australia's migration program to benefit specific locations.

"The Government is working to improve our immigration program to better match the needs of our states, territories and regional areas," Mr Coleman said.

"Our first priority is always to fill jobs with Australians, but the immigration system can play an important role in helping to address regional skills gaps.

"The NT has seen first-hand the benefits of using a DAMA to respond to their unique workforce shortages.

"I am pleased that we can continue to partner with the NT Government to support the skills needs of local businesses where Australian workers are not available to fill those jobs."

The NT Government and the Federal Government have shortlisted 117 occupations ranging from accountants to child care worker to chef to web designer, where employers can recruit skilled migrants if they are unable to fill positions locally.

Many occupations on the list are eligible for English language concession and a Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold (TSMIT) concession. Check if your occupation is on the list, here.

Source: SBS

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Applications for NSW nomination for business and investor visas have reopened

business and innovation-stream

NSW has reopened applications for nomination under the federal government’s Business Innovation and Investment Program.

Applications now open.

Applications for nominations for the following visas have been reopened:

  • Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa (subclass 188) – Business Innovation stream
  • Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa (subclass 188) – Investor stream
  • Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa (subclass 188) – Significant Investor stream
  • Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa (subclass 188) – Entrepreneur stream
  • Business Talent (Permanent) visa (subclass 132) – Significant Business History stream
  • Business Talent (Permanent) visa (subclass 132) – Venture Capital Entrepreneur stream

Applications for the following visas continue to be open and will be assessed:

  • Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa (subclass 188) – Business Innovation Extension stream
  • Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa (subclass 188) – Significant Investor Extension stream
  • Business Innovation and Investment (Permanent) visa (subclass 888) – Business Innovation stream
  • Business Innovation and Investment (Permanent) visa (subclass 888) – Investor stream
  • Business Innovation and Investment (Permanent) visa (subclass 888) – Significant Investor
  • State / Territory Sponsored Business Owner visa (subclass 892)
  • State / Territory Sponsored Investor visa (subclass 893)

Source: Migration Alliance


Ringleader of alleged migration scheme arrested boarding a flight to China

medicare cards fraud

Dozens of fraudulently obtained Medicare cards and credit cards have been seized by police as part of a major investigation into a Chinese national allegedly spearheading a migration fraud scheme.

Xuan Zho, 32, was arrested as she tried to board a flight to Shanghai on Friday, the day after Australian Border Force and Australian Federal Police officers raided an Auburn business and found the credit cards and Medicare cards, as well as a "large number of documents and electronic evidence".

Police will say in court that Ms Zho - who is not a registered migration agent - lodged more than 1700 visa applications, billing her clients for the applications.

She has been charged with four offences under the Migration Act, including giving immigration assistance while not being a registered migration agent, receiving fees while not being a registered migration agent, falsely representing herself as a migration agent and advertising immigration assistance when not a registered agent.

Ms Zho appeared on Saturday before Parramatta Bail Court, where she was granted bail on condition she lives at an address at The Ponds, in Sydney's north-west, under strict house arrest except when reporting twice daily to the Quakers Hill police station or attending a legal meeting.

She is not allowed to go within a kilometre of an international point of departure, apply for a passport in Australia or overseas or associate with any of her co-accused.

Source: SMH

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Judicial Review of Administrative Appeals Tribunal Decisions

federal court australia

The importance of using the most recent and up to date version of resources and materials can never be understated. The use of outdated versions of legislative materials or resources can lead to a finding of jurisdictional error. In November 2018, No Borders Migration successfully appealed a decision by the Federal Circuit Court to dismiss an application for judicial review of a decision by the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.

In October 2016, the Administrative Appeals Tribunal affirmed a decision of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (now the Department of Home Affairs) to refuse a nomination of a Business Development Manager for a cleaning company based in Brisbane. The tribunal made a finding on the materials before it that the nominated position was not a genuine position, and did not accept that there was a genuine need by the nominating employer for a full time Business Development Manager within the organization. On that basis, the tribunal affirmed the decision to refuse the nomination.

In reaching its findings, the Tribunal made reference to the Australia and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations, also known as the ANZSCO. The ANZSCO is a classification of occupations and jobs in Australia and New Zealand. ANZSCO defines these occupations in accordance with their attributes, and groups them on the basis of their similarity into successively broader categories. ANZSCO also provides a description of the tasks involved with each occupation, and also prescribes a level of skill that would be commensurate with the occupation.

The occupation of Business Development Manager is a specialization of the broader occupation of a "Sales and Marketing Manager". In other words, a Business Development Manager can be seen as a type of Sales and Marketing Manager. Thus, the Tribunal did not accept that there was a genuine need for a nominee to carry out the duties and tasks of a Business Development Manager as prescribed under the ANZSCO.

It was discovered in the decision record of the Tribunal that in its reasoning for affirming the refusal to approve the nomination, the Tribunal had made reference to an outdated and superseded version of the ANZSCO. It was found that the outdated version prescribed different descriptions of the tasks of a Business Development Manager than the most recent and correct version. The most obvious difference in the versions was that the correct version of the ANZSCO did not make reference to consultation with other managers, where the outdated version did.

At the Federal Circuit Court, the Judge found that the Tribunal's reliance on the incorrect version of the ANZSCO did not result in jurisdictional error. The reasoning behind the Federal Circuit Court's decision was that although it accepted that there was a difference in the versions, the Tribunal was not led into error as the ANZSCO was merely a guide, and in addition, the qualitative analysis of the Tribunal and skill level of the nominated duties, and thus no jurisdictional error was found.

Cases such as these are complex and rely on a deep understanding of Migration Law. No Borders Migration Advocates are able to provide assistance and advice on matters such as these.

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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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