Friday, 4th of October 2013 Issue #1 October
No Borders Newsletter


Bill Shorten - Labour Leadership Hopeful

Issues of this month

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Immigration Levels Can Go Up – Labor Leadership Hopeful Bill Shorten

Labor leadership hopeful Bill Shorten said on Monday that immigration levels can go up in Australia. Mr Shorten, together with fellow contender Anthony Albanese, appeared in ABC TV's Q&A program to give an overview of their vision for the country.

Mr Shorten said Australia is an immigrant country since most of the citizens came to the country by air and sea. He stated, "There are a lot of refugee who might not only be the next Albert Einstein or a good taxpayer." He believed that immigration is advantageous to the country and added that the Labor party will make sure that there are sustainable infrastructure and available support to new immigrants. The Party is backing an increase of the Australian immigration rate to support the Australian economy growth.

Mr Shorten and Mr Albanese are hoping to convince about 40,000 Labor members who will cast their votes for their next leader on Thursday, October 10. The new Labor leader will be announced on October 13.

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Free Migration Evenings

PLANS to slug 457 visa holders whose children attend West Australian public schools have been watered down after a backlash over the budget-boosting measure.

The state government announced the $4000 per year charge, to apply next year, in the 2013/14 budget. Today Premier Colin Barnett said the fee would apply from 2015 and only to first children. For subsequent children, the fees would be halved to $2000 per year, Mr Barnett said.

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Oktoberfest in Brisbane

Brisbane Oktoberfest 2013

Do you enjoy eating pretzels? Do you want to hear an authentic yodeller? Do you want to experience a traditional Bavarian village with barrels of brewed beer available to your heart's content?

Then come to Oktoberfest Brisbane 2013! Join the festivities from October 11 to 13, and 18 to 20 at the RNA Showgrounds. This is the best year yet for one of Australia's one Top 10 Oktoberfests outside Germany.

Oktoberfest is one of the oldest and world-renowned festival traditions that celebrate Bavarian history and culture through classic German food, hand-crafted beers, and entertainment from traditional dancers, bell-ringers, and yodeler.

Be amazed as RNA transforms to an authentic Bavarian village, complete with traditional wooden flooring, ceiling wreaths, and a German Maypole centerpiece in the marketplace.

Oktoberfest Brisbane is organized by Australian-German Reimer Moeller and Boris Zoulek. Together with their families and friends, they provide a very traditional an authentic festival that is enjoyed by more than 35,000 guests.

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PM Abbott To Fight People-Smuggling

Tony AbbottAustralia

New Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott vowed on Monday to end the "scourge" of people-smuggling between Australia and Indonesia.

During a visit to Jakarta, Abbott discussed with Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono about several immigration issues. Topping the issues during the leaders' meeting was the topic about asylum seekers. This, following the death of more than 50 asylum-seekers after their boat sank in Indonesian waters last week.

Abbott apologized and admitted that his latest policy on preventing boatpeople from reaching Australian shores might have gone too far. Meanwhile, the President said, "We realise, apart from the Bali process, we need another kind of co-operation at the bilateral level between Indonesia and Australia." He added that both countries had become victims of people smugglers and they must work together to fight the problem.

Abbott's trip opened the way for a deeper bilateral co-operation and the Prime Minister hoped that it will boost relationships between Asia-Pacific neighbors.

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Man Charged with €20k Over Deportation Costs

The Australian government penalizes 28-year old Irishman Ross O'Sullivan with almost €20,000 for overstaying his visa for two and a half years. Mr. O'Sullivan is originally from Cork, and had stayed in Perth, Western Australia for five years before authorities from Australia's Department of Immigration and Citizenship discovered his felony.

Australian authorities are demanding Mr O'Sullivan compensation for the costs incurred for processing his visa and deportation, and he may be banned from entering the country for three years. Under the law, Mr O'Sullivan will have three escorts to travel with him back to Ireland. He will have to shoulder the payment for the escorts' flight fare, accommodation, and food. He said, "I had $1,300 (€900) and I said I voluntarily want to leave and book flights. But they said it doesn't work like that."

Mr O'Sullivan is a bricklayer who came to Australia for work. He was detained last February after immigration authorities discovered his visa problems during a routine check.

"It was my life. I thought this was it. I have been here since I was 22. My family were due out to visit me. I have never been home. I'm going to try and get to Canada because there is nothing for me now at home."

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Reminder: Visa Trouble? Please Contact us!

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Edwina Zhang

Edwina ZhangMigration Agent

As an independently-skilled migrant from Mainland China to Australia in October 2010 through the 8-year journey in New Zealand since November 2001, Edwina shares in the Australian dream and fully understands the frustrations, concerns and stresses in this very important step.

Along with extensive experience in New Zealand and Australia as a business owner, Edwina can confidently and successfully assist people to obtain the appropriate visas with 100% passion, commitment and dedication.

Chinese Research Scientist Delighted With SkillSelect

Qian Xu, an agricultural research scientist originating from China, expressed her satisfaction on her visa application using Skill Select.

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection created SkillSelect, an online skilled migration system, to ensure that skilled migrants are allowed to live and work based on the economic needs of Australia. The program also aims to shorten the processing time for visa applications of skilled workers.

Qian applied for and got a job at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) in Canberra. She decided to use SkillSelect to process her work visa in Australia. Qian submitted her visa application in December 2012 and she was granted a subclass 189 visa the following month. SkillSelect gave her a score of 60 points due to her impressive list of achievements, including a Doctoral Degree in Science, Business and Technology in China at the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Australian citizenship is a privilege that offers enormous rewards. By becoming an Australian citizen, you are joining a unique national community. Our country has been built on the combined contributions of our Indigenous people and those who came later from all over the world. We celebrate this diversity and at the same time, strive for a unified and harmonious nation.

Qian came to Australia with her husband and two-year old daughter and they all love living in Canberra. She said, "We felt Canberra was a more charming place than we imagined." Her daughter is attending childcare and is learning to speak English while her husband is doing community work.

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Career Opportunities

Migration Agent / Lawyer

No Borders Migration is located just outside Brisbane's CBD on trendy Park Road; Milton. A rapidly growing firm, No Borders wishes to expand in Sydney and North Queensland and in the need of replacing our agents/lawyers due to transfers. The successful candidate will be a full-time Senior Solicitor with at least 3 years PAE within the Industrial and Commercial law fields.

Excellent remuneration will be awarded to the outstanding candidate. The successful candidate must possess the following legal experience:

  • Experience in All Visa application;
  • Experience with drafting Legal Submissions
  • Sound knowledge of the Migration Law
  • Court and Tribunal experience;

If you believe you are the right person to join our team, please contact us to arrange an interview. Call +61 7 3876 4000

Legal Assistant

Are you out-going? Like to talk on the phone? Enjoy working with others? With a legal background/study focus? Then this is your opportunity!

The successful candidate will be vibrant, well-presented with a friendly and sociable personality. Responsible for addressing clients at the point of entry, telephone operation, managing client databases and assisting with marketing databases.

Working closely with legal staff the position requires a base knowledge of legal systems and general administration operations. The candidate will be expected to work on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday in our new and modern office on Park Road.

This is a great opportunity for a student to gain valuable legal experience whilst working in a fun and dynamic environment with a positive and energetic team.

If you believe you are the right person to join our team, please contact us to arrange an interview. Call +61 7 3876 4000

IT Assistant (Internship)

As our IT Assistant you will be responsible for hardware, software and technical support for our IT Team. This is a perfect opportunity to gain some work experience in IT. Reporting into our Network Manager this role will see you carry out the following duties:

  • Configuration and Distribution of IT equipment
  • Assist with the administration of servers including File & Print servers, Anti-Spam, Anti-Virus and SharePoint services
  • Windows 2012 / 2008 & Exchange 2007 user administration
  • Assist with implementing backup and recovery procedures
  • Administration and support of Avaya telephone system
  • Search Engine Optimization / Online Marketing

Beneficial skills:
  • Windows 2012/2008
  • Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator

If you believe you are the right person to join our team, please contact us to arrange an interview. Call +61 7 3876 4000

Industrial Employment Lawyer

No Borders Legal is seeking to employ an experienced Industrial/Employment lawyer who is high powered and self-motivated to achieve great result.

The successful candidate will be a full-time Senior Solicitor with at least 5 years PAE within the Industrial and Commercial law fields.

Excellent remuneration will be awarded to the outstanding candidate.

The successful candidate must possess the following legal experience:

  • Experience in Property and Commercial Law
  • Assist with the administration of servers including File & Print servers, Anti-Spam, Anti-Virus and SharePoint services
  • Experience with drafting EBAs;
  • Industrial Tribunal experience;

If you believe you are the right person to join our legal team, please contact us to arrange an interview or call now 07 38765111

Diesel Fitter / Diesel Mechanic

Trade back ground – Fitter /Turner – Diesel mechanic

The successful candidate must possess the following skills:

  • High Level English (must be from an english-speaking country)
  • Electrical knowledge
  • Welding knowledge / experience
  • Diesel fitter/mechanic trade qualification is required

If you believe you are the right person please send your resume/cv to


Established in 2011 as a fully Australian-owned company, Job2Go sets out to support the high demand and skilled employment shortage of the Australian industry. We have the resources of a large firm but still incorporated with the tenacity and close-knitted approach of a small company.

Designed for Australians, we strive to take all the hard work out of your human resource and recruitment process, making sure your journey with us is smooth you are totally satisfied.


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