Friday, 19 August 2016

 

Issue #2 August

 

TOP STORY

50 occupations may dropped off sol
 

ISSUES OF THIS MONTH

Over 50 occupations may be dropped from Australia's Skilled Occupation List

 

Australia, PNG agree to close immigration camp

 

Workplace rights for all visa holders working in Australia

 

Disposal of x-ray films at overseas posts

 

Available Jobs in Australia

 

Over 50 occupations may be dropped from Australia's Skilled Occupation List

The Department of Education and Training provides advice to the Minister of Immigration and Border Protection on the composition of the SOL.

Over fifty occupations may be removed from Australia's Skilled Occupation List that identifies occupations for immigration to the country. The SOL is a compilation of occupations for skilled migration for the purpose of meeting the medium to long-term skill needs of the Australian economy.

The 52 occupations that have been flagged on the Skilled Occupation List 2016-17 include health professionals, including specialists, engineers, taxation accountants, barristers, solicitors etc.

The federal health department is pushing to scrap 41 jobs from SOL - including GPs, surgeons and anaesthetists, The Australian has reported.

"Immigration is often used as a short-term demand management strategy and it continues to be poorly co-ordinated," a Health Department submission into the review of the Skilled Operations List reads.

"Over a longer planning -horizon, better management of migration pathways for international health professionals must occur in combination with all commonwealth departments."

The move would be counterbalanced by increasing numbers of local medical graduates who could fill vacancies, especially in regional areas.

The Department of Education and Training provides advice to the Minister of Immigration and Border Protection on the composition of the SOL.

The department undertakes the review of the SOL each year following which there are a number of occupations which are 'flagged' for possible removal in the future. Generally, occupations are flagged when there is emerging evidence of excess supply in the labour market.

 
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Australia, PNG agree to close immigration camp

Australia an dpng to close immigration camp

Australia agreed Wednesday to close a camp for asylum-seekers on Papua New Guinea, one of two controversial Pacific island centres attracting growing criticism, but said none of the hundreds of men there now would be resettled on its soil.

Canberra's policy of sending asylum-seekers who arrive by boat to outposts on Papua New Guinea and the tiny Pacific state of Nauru was thrown into turmoil in April when a PNG court ordered the Manus Island centre closed.

"Both Papua New Guinea and Australia are in agreement that the centre is to be closed," PNG Prime Minister Peter O'Neill said in a statement following talks with Australian Immigration Minister Peter Dutton in Port Moresby.

"It is important that this process is not rushed but carried out in a careful manner."

Canberra has been under pressure to shut the Australian-funded Manus facility, which as at June 30 held 854 men, following a PNG Supreme Court ruling declaring that holding people there was unconstitutional and illegal.

 

Workplace rights for all visa holders working in Australia

Workplace rights for all visa holders in Australia

People working in Australia, including both sponsored and non-sponsored visa holders, have rights and protections at work. These cannot be taken away by contracts or agreements.

Pay rates and workplace conditions are set by Australian law.

The Pay and Conditions Tool (PACT) provides information on pay rates, shift calculations, leave arrangements and notice and redundancy entitlements.

The Fair Work Ombudsman can give you further information and advice about your workplace rights and obligations, and has workplace information translated into different languages.

Your rights and protections include workplace health and safety matters.

If you need an interpreter, you can contact the Translating and Interpreting Service.

Your employer cannot cancel your visa

Only the Department of Immigration and Border Protection can grant, refuse or cancel visas. Visa cancellation is not automatic in circumstances where a visa holder has breached their visa conditions. If you are under consideration for visa cancellation, you will have the opportunity to provide reasons as to why your visa should not be cancelled.

Helpful recordkeeping hints when you start working in Australia

  • keep a diary of days and hours worked
  • keep copies or records of employment details, pay slips, agreements and superannuation and tax documents.
 
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Disposal of x-ray films at overseas posts

disposal of x-ray

Australia's Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) is disposing off unclaimed x-ray films from applicants for Australian visas.

X-rays submitted in support of a visa application are the property of the visa applicant. DIBP's current policy is to destroy unclaimed x-rays two years after it receive them.

It is currently storing a large volume of old x-ray films dating from 1999 at its offices outside Australia.

On 10 November 2016, it will dispose off x-rays received before 2011. If you want to claim your old x-rays, complete the return of x-rays request form.

For more information about the planned disposal of unclaimed x-rays at the department's overseas posts, contact them at records@border.gov.au.

 

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 required
  • Relevant experience as a Cook in similar position is preferred.
  • Must be able to work in a fast paced environment where you will be required to stand for extended periods of time.
  • Possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action.
  • Attention to detail and be a good team player.

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 major expansion therefore is 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, 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 demonstrated ability to work on multiple projects at one time
  • Strong administrative skills including record keeping and note taking

Hairdresser

Specializing in all cutting styles, our client is in need of an experienced Hairdresser who is capable of providing services to all age groups. Our client’s concept is simple and clean and is ladies only cutting salon. The ideal candidate must possess the ability to cut all hair styles and be extremely confident in all aspects of hair.

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Formal qualification required
  • Relevant experience required
  • You must be honest and reliable, positive and friendly attitude
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Dedicated to personal and professional development
  • Excellent attention to details
  • Extensive knowledge in all aspects of hair and products

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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