Friday, 28 October 2016

 

Issue #2 October

 

TOP STORY

Child Safeguarding Framework
 

ISSUES OF THIS MONTH

Child Safeguarding Framework

 

Statistical information for 2015-16 released by the DIBP

 

Young Brits encouraged to get working holiday visa for Australia

 

Immigration is crucial to Australia's wellbeing but impact needs more research

 

Available Jobs in Australia

 

Child Safeguarding Framework

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) has released the Child Safeguarding Framework to outline the principles, policies and procedures for staff and contracted service providers to safeguard children who receive its services.

The Department all share a responsibility to protect vulnerable children, and the framework outlines our commitment and the steps we will take to safeguard children who receive immigration services from abuse, neglect or exploitation.

Child safeguarding principles

Through the framework's implementation, children in immigration programmes including across the immigration detention network, will have better consistency of services and care. They will be supported by staff who are appropriately trained to deal with child specific incidents, and through better coordination, they will be placed in the safest possible environment.

Recognising that children are inherently vulnerable, the following nine principles will guide the Department's actions and attitudes and form the basis of our child safeguarding culture:

  1. The Department promote a strong, open and proactive culture that encourages awareness of child protection and wellbeing and does not tolerate child abuse.
  2. Children and their families are included in decision making, where possible.
  3. The safety and wellbeing of children is the shared responsibility of their parents and families. We work to support their self-agency in parenting.
  4. The Department and its contracted service providers collaborate to manage the safeguarding and wellbeing of children in its programmes.
  5. All children, their families and carers understand and are aware of safe and accessible mechanisms to report any complaints, concerns or allegations of child abuse.
  6. The welfare of a child who has been or is alleged to have been, abused is a primary consideration in decision making.
  7. All child protection and wellbeing incidents, allegations and complaints are responded to, and reported, consistent with state and territory legislation and internal departmental reporting requirements. All incidents are managed in a timely and effective manner, ensuring appropriate support is provided to all parties in accordance with the triple track approach.
  8. The Department ensure appropriate care and welfare arrangements are in place for unaccompanied minors who arrive in Australia without a parent or legal guardian.
  9. The Department and its contracted service providers keep accurate and accountable records to support child safeguarding.
 
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Statistical information for 2015-16 released by the DIBP

Statistical information released by the DIBP 2016

Migration

Migration Total
Permanent Migration Programme and Child outcome: 189,770
Skill stream places 128,550
Family stream places 57,400
Special Eligibility stream places 308
Child places delivered outside the managed Migration Programme 3,512
Temporary visas granted: 7.7 million +
Visitor visas granted 4.8 million
Student visas granted (includes student guardians) 310,845
Working Holiday Maker visas granted 241,583
Special Category (subclass 444) visas granted 1.9 million
Maritime Crew and Transit visas granted 345,873
Temporary Work (skilled) (subclass 457) visas granted 85,611
Temporary residents (other) visas granted 130,807
 

Border management

Border management Total
International air and sea travellers processed (including crew) 40.68 million
Ship arrivals and departures from Australian ports 35,527
Immigration clearances refused at airports and seaports 3,258
Sea cargo inspected 96,637
Air cargo inspected 1.96 million
International mail items inspected 57.3 million
Number of illicit drug detections at the border 37,936
Detector dog supported detections (passenger and cargo) 1,355
 

Citizenship

Citizenship Total
Number of people conferred Australian citizenship 133,126
 

Young Brits encouraged to get working holiday visa for Australia

Australia working holiday visa for young brits

British people who want to spend time working and travelling in Australia are being encouraged to do so by a new multi-million pound tourism campaign.

British celebrity Lucy Watson, who has over a million followers on Instagram, is heading up Tourism Australia's latest global campaign targeting the youth market as Australia bids to attract more working holiday makers.

The working holiday visa allows people aged up to 30 to travel and work in Australia for up to a year and extend their stay if they work in different regional locations. They are often in high demand for work in tourism, hospitality and agricultural sectors where there are seasonal jobs.

Steven Ciobo, Australian Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment said that the UK is the country's biggest market for working holiday maker travel and announced an agreement between Tourism Australia and youth travel specialist STA Travel worth £500,000.

'With recent changes announced to the program, a working holiday in Australia is now easier and affordable. Australia offers working holiday makers the highest after tax wages compared to competitor countries like Canada and New Zealand,' said Ciobo.

The new working holiday maker measures, announced by Australia’s Treasurer Scott Morrison last month include setting the tax rate for working holiday makers at 19% on earnings up to $37,000, reducing the application charge for working holiday maker visas by $50 to $390 and introducing more flexible visa arrangements to benefit working holiday makers and industry.

 
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Immigration is crucial to Australia's wellbeing but impact needs more research

Immigration to Australia crucial to Australai wellbeing

There needs to be more research into the labour market implications of the work rights of international students, graduates and working holiday makers in Australia as they are currently poorly understood, according to a detailed report.

The Productivity Commission has recommended a public inquiry to identify the labour market effects of temporary immigrants and administrative changes to allow for the use of matched tax and visa data to inform policy.

The details of the Commission's recent inquiry report into the migrant intake in Australia points out that as of September 2015 there were around 426,000 student and 26,000 temporary graduate visa holders and the pool of international students with work rights was supplemented by around 144,000 working holiday makers.

Student visa holders have a right to work up to 40 hours in any two week period while their course is ongoing and those on a temporary graduate visa, depending on their qualification, can work for between 18 months and four years after graduation, the report points out.

It also points out that the main objective of the working holiday visa programme is to encourage cultural exchange and closer ties between Australia and eligible countries, but in recent years it has been extended to jobs in regional areas.

The report also looks at 457 visas and says there were 190,000 temporary 457 visa holders which has come under criticism for making it too easy for employers to give jobs to overseas workers.

It explains that overall well-targeted temporary immigration programmes can be an effective response to labour market shortages and the 457 programme can play an important role in allowing businesses to source skilled labour in peak labour demand periods and access a global pool of specialised labour that may not be available domestically.

But in recent times, the programme has been used extensively to fill skill needs in fields such as medicine and nursing, and mining. The CSOL, the relevant list for 457 visas, currently includes 651 occupations that require a bachelor degree or higher qualification through to those that are commensurate with a certificate level III or IV.

'The CSOL is merely a list of skilled occupations. It is not, nor is it intended to be, a list of occupations in temporary short supply. The lack of transparency around the compilation of the list creates scope for vested interests to unduly influence its composition,' the report suggests.

It also explains that international students and working holiday makers are inherently more susceptible to exploitation than other workers as they are likely to be young, face language barriers, be less aware of their work rights, and frequently be seeking a permanent visa.

'Moreover, as they mostly work in low to semi-skilled jobs, for which labour is generally not in short supply, they have less ability to resist the coercive behaviour of unscrupulous employers. They are also less likely to have access to social or economic support networks able to counter any market power of their employers or to assist them in moving to alternative jobs,' the report says.

'Apart from the adverse impacts on the individuals involved, there is a risk that exploitation of temporary migrant workers by some employers could taint the appeal of these temporary programmes. More resources to identify and act against threats to the integrity of these visa programmes, reduce the information asymmetry between temporary workers and their employers, and increase access to complaint mechanisms would help to manage these risks,' it added.

The report concludes that immigration policy has enduring effects on many dimensions of Australian life and getting the policy settings right is critical to maximising community well being.

'The current immigration system has generally served the interests of the broader community well. The key question is whether current policy settings are set to deliver the best outcomes for the Australian community over the longer term,' it adds

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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 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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