Friday, 10 February 2017

 

Issue #1 February

 

TOP STORY

Australian Immigration help for visa status issues
 

ISSUES OF THIS MONTH

Australian immigration officials highlight help available for visa status problems

 

Australian university wins global award for its international campus

 

Stress less for your mental wellbeing

 

Available Jobs in Australia

 

Australian immigration officials highlight help available for visa status problems

People who are concerned about their visa status in Australia because they have overstayed can access a free service aimed at helping regularise their situation.

The Community Status Resolution Service (CSRS) is offered free of charge by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) for people who have overstayed their visa or have a Bridging visa E.

'When people approach us with an expired Australian visa, or a Bridging visa E, they can be referred to the CSRS if they need help to resolve their immigration matter,' said a DIBP spokesman.

'A Community Status Resolution officer will be able to give them information about their immigration or departure options, answer their questions and connect them with organisations for further assistance if needed,’ he added.

The DIBP is keen to encourage people to seek help before they outstay their visa and this can include students, temporary workers, seasonal workers and backpackers.

But the DIBP is also warning that those in an irregular situation should not think that they can hide as officials regularly conduct compliance activity to locate people living in the community unlawfully.

'If they are found in the community without a visa, they could be detained and removed from Australia. They could face a three year re-entry ban from visiting Australia again,' the spokesman pointed out.

For those who are thinking about leaving Australia anyway they can do so at any time, even if they don't have a valid visa. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) may be able to help plan a return home.

The CSRS regularly holds outreach sessions in some regional areas around Australia and those concerned about their visa status can speak to officers at these special sessions about an expired visa or a bridging visa.

People can also phone the CSRS for information about expired visas or bridging visa and this can be done anonymously. They can seek general information or can speak to the operator in more detail about their circumstances.

 
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Australian university wins global award for its international campus

Australian University Macquarie

Australia is keen that students graduating from its universities should be able to make a global contribution and now one institution has been awarded for making its campus and courses more international.

Macquarie University's campus in Sydney has been recognised for its Global Leadership Programme, which has been singled out for broadening the base of participation from students and promoting international teaching.

It is the winner of the Internationalising the Campus category at the annual Institute of International Education Andrew Heiskell Awards for Innovation in International Education for the programme, which is open to domestic and overseas students.

The University's Global Leadership Programme was the first if its kind in Australia when it was launched in 2005 and is regarded as the country's flagship tertiary global leadership programme with more than 3,600 active participants in more than 200 academic disciplines.

 

Stress less for your mental wellbeing

Mental wellbeing

Stress is an inevitable part of our daily lives. But that doesn't mean we have to let it hang around. If you feel like stress can get the best of you every now and then, commit to actively using these simple tips for a fortnight (or a bit longer if possible) and see if there's a difference in your stress levels.

Empty your "stress bucket"

Have you ever heard a psychologist speak of the "stress bucket"? It's not a physical bucket, it's an analogy. Imagine that all of the stressful events and occurrences throughout your day, even the minor ones, are like drops of water, slowly filling a bucket. If you don't find ways to empty the bucket (relax and de-stress) on a regular basis, it will eventually overflow. So keep a mental note of how full your stress bucket is and try to de-stress accordingly.

Focus on eating well and getting some good quality rest

We all know deep down that eating a balanced diet and getting adequate rest are good for you. But did you know they can help your body and mind adapt and constructively respond to the events in your life? We tend to make bad choices when we're stressed = especially when it comes to food and drink. This in turn can affect our sleep, which makes us more stressed which can make us eat badly, and it goes on and on.

Actively relax

Sinking into the couch every chance you can get isn't relaxing, it's potatoing. Find an activity that helps you unwind like jogging, yoga, gardening, or even meditation. Learning to relax by allocating time to do the things you enjoy can help reduce stress.

It's OK to say NO

A first step to creating more balance between work and the activities you enjoy doing can be as simple as learning to say 'no' - you can't do everything for everyone, and nor should you feel you have to.

Avoid major change when stressed

Making major life changes can be incredibly stressful at the best of times. If you're already feeling stressed, it may be wise to avoid the big changes like moving house or changing jobs until you're feeling more on top of things.

Express yourself

Bottling up your feelings isn't the way forward. Find a confidante or even a psychologist or counsellor, if necessary, to help you put feelings in to words. You may be better equipped to tackle personal problems if you articulate your feelings and learn to share them with your loved ones in a constructive way.

Just breathe

Short-term coping strategies such as meditative breathing and relaxation strategies are a great way to help you de-stress every day.

 
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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

 
 

We hope that you have found the information in this issue of our newsletter to be enriching and useful. Stay tuned for our next publication and if you would like to talk to us directly, please do not hesitate to email service@noborders-group.com. In addition, if you would like your contact details updated or removed from this distribution list or you know someone who would like to be added, please email us on the same address.

"The only limits to being the person you truly want to be are your own self-limiting beliefs and thoughts. In every moment, you have the power to choose your life"

 
 

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