Friday, 27 January 2017

 

Issue #2 January

 

TOP STORY

Migration agent fraud
 

ISSUES OF THIS MONTH

Vietnamese man 'posed as migration agent'

 

Visa change could be part of Australian/UK trade deal post Brexit

 

Australia to be first country in the world with contactless airport security

 

High immigration masks Australian economic decline

 

Available Jobs in Australia

 

Vietnamese man 'posed as migration agent'

A Vietnamese man allegedly posed as a migration agent and swindled more than $500,000 from victims who were convinced he could help them settle in Australia, a court has heard.

Quoc Dung Hoang, 28, faced a bail hearing in the NSW Supreme Court on Wednesday following his arrest last November over a visa fraud scam.

The court heard the western Sydney-based Hoang allegedly used forged documents - including material purporting to be from the immigration department - to help convince one victim to part with $300,000 and another nearly $240,000.

Justice David Davies said that according to the "strong" crown case, Hoang made out he was a migration agent and even a lawyer "and could assist them in relation to them obtaining residence ...or assisting their children to do so."

The Vietnamese national has permanent residency in Australia and was placed on a good behaviour bond for an unrelated dishonesty offence in 2013.

He allegedly committed the latest offences between February 2014 and April 2015, partly while under the bond.

The Crown opposed Hoang's bail over concerns he would flee, possibly using forged identity documents.

But Justice Davies said the risk could be offset with conditions including a requirement for the accused fraudster to surrender his passport, report daily to police, and abide by a 9pm to 6am curfew.

A property worth $190,000 and $40,000 cash was put up as security by Hoang's family.

 
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Visa change could be part of Australian/UK trade deal post Brexit

Australia uk immigraton

A deal could be done between Australia and the UK that changes the visa requirements in return for a favourable trade deal when the country leaves the European Union, it has been suggested.

Australia’s high commissioner to the UK, Alexander Downer, has confirmed that a deal is possible within eight months of the UK actually leaving the EU, which would be sometime in 2019. The official leaving process begins when the UK triggers what is known as Article 51, which Prime Minister Theresa May has said will happen by the end of March.

Technically the UK cannot agree to trade deals until it has left the EU and that process is expected to take around two years, but a lot of ‘unofficial’ negotiation is going on with May set to be the first world leader to meet new US President Donald Trump this week.

It is possible that the UK may also seek visa changes for professionals seeking to move to Australia as there have been indications that visa rules could be set to get tougher with calls for the skilled occupation list, for example, to be cut significantly.

 

Australia to be first country in the world with contactless airport security

Contactless airport security in australia

Australia is moving towards being the first country in the world to set up contactless airport security which will do away with the need for passports.

Some $93.7 million is being spent on rolling out automatic biometric processing at all the nation’s major international airports and sea ports, which will mean passengers can just walk through immigration.

The latest technology will be used to identify arriving people using biometric recognition of faces, irises and fingerprints rather than the traditional examination and scanning of a passports.

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) has confirmed that the first contactless system will be on trial at Canberra international airport later this year on a handful of flights with a full roll out by 2020.

It puts Australia at the forefront in terms of airport security technology of contactless airport security and according to the Australian Strategic Policy Institute it means that people arriving in the country will be able to literally walk out as if it was a domestic flight.

 
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High immigration masks Australian economic decline

High immigration masks australian economic decline

Australia has ridden 25 years of economic growth without a recession. An amazing stretch of prosperity and a badge of honour that governments of all persuasions have tried to claim as their own.

Much has been written about the importance of the 1980s economic reforms in setting Australia up for this quarter century of expansion. A mining boom of historical proportions was also a massive help.

But often underappreciated is the role that migration has played. A huge increase in migration has fuelled headline GDP growth, keeping Australia technically out of recession. But, it's also masked a dirty secret, individuals haven't felt the benefit of this record run.

In fact, since the GFC, Australia has seen per capita income go backwards and it's only recently recovered.

The most recent numbers show a slight downturn in the long-term arrivals to departure ratio.

But this is a misleading picture. The truth is, migration to Australia is still proceeding at a record clip.

Much of it fuelled by "temporary" migrants, many of which are not captured in these numbers.

These include some students, 457 workers, working holiday and bridging visa holders - who are generally able to work and many of whom end up staying in the country permanently.

The below table shows that at 30 September 2016 there were nearly 2 million temporary visa holders within Australia. An increase of nearly 5 per cent in just one year.

 

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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