Friday, 7 April 2017


Issue #1 April



Temporary skilled migration income treshold


South Australia announces important change to General Skilled Migration requirements


457 Visas: Getting an Adjournment to Get Evidence of a New Nomination


Fourth industrial revolution means Australia needs emerging technology skills


Northern Australia to invest in jobs and infrastructure to attract more people to the state


Available Jobs in Australia


South Australia announces important change to General Skilled Migration requirements

South Australia has increased the requirement for high points state nomination from 80 to 85 after the overall quota of nominations was achieved under the existing 80 points requirement.

The new points requirement will come into effect from 9 am on 19 April 2017.

However, this will not affect applications lodged prior to this time.

Immigration South Australia says applications for high points nomination received after this time will be refused if they fall short of the required 85 points.

However, some occupations have been excluded from the high points and chain migration streams.

Immigration South Australia announced on Wednesday that Accountant (General), Human resources Adviser, Marketing Specialist, Sales Representative, University Lecturer, University Tutor, Hospital Pharmacist and Retail Pharmacist occupations will not be available for the high point or chain migration with immediate effect.

This change does not affect applications lodged prior to 1 pm on 5 April 2017.

Applications for these occupations lodged after this time will be refused if applying for high points or chain migration nomination.


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457 Visas: Getting an Adjournment to Get Evidence of a New Nomination

457 visa adjournment for new nomination

Is the Tribunal required to hold a separate hearing to determine whether it should grant an applicant's request for an adjournment?

And if the Tribunal doesn't hold the separate hearing, has it fallen into jurisdictional error? If it declines to allow the hearing on the adjournment request, has it acted "unreasonably" in the legal sense?

Here is the case:

The applicant had sought a 457 visa.

The application was refused in the first instance by a Departmental officer on the basis that the officer was not satisfied that the position associated with the nominated occupation was genuine.

After the applicant sought review before the Tribunal, the Tribunal wrote to her seeking information to demonstrate either that she was the subject of an approved nomination that had not ceased, or alternatively, that she would be able to meet this requirement in the near future by, for example, providing information to demonstrate that she had the support of an approved business sponsor and that a nomination application for her was being processed by the Department.

What happened at the hearing before the Tribunal was that the applicant explained that a nomination application was pending before the Department, but had not yet been approved. The applicant asked the Tribunal to postpone making a decision on her visa application until the Department had finalized its review of the nomination. The Tribunal agreed to this request.

However, the Department then proceeded to refuse the nomination application, again on the basis that the occupation for which the applicant had been nominated as not genuine.

After the nomination was refused, the applicant contacted the Tribunal and informed it that she was organizing a new sponsor. She told the Tribunal that she had applied for other jobs, had interviews scheduled with them, and that some of the potential employers had indicated they were interested in sponsoring her.

The applicant asked the Tribunal to defer making a decision on her 457 visa application so that she could pursue the other employment and sponsorship opportunities.

However, the Tribunal refused to grant the applicant a further adjournment. It proceeded to affirm the Department's decision refusing the 457 visa application. It was the Tribunal's view that there was no indication that the original sponsor (whose nomination application had been refused) intended to apply for review of that refusal; and it was not satisfied that there would be an approved nomination in respect of the applicant in the foreseeable future.

The applicant then argued, both before the Federal Circuit Court and the Federal Court (on appeal from the FCC's decision) that the Tribunal's duty to act reasonably required it to hold a hearing on the adjournment request and to allow her to present evidence about the steps which she had taken to find alternative sponsors and how long she expected that it would take to find a new sponsor.

This argument did not find favour in the Federal Court.

The lesson that emerges from this decision is that the question of whether the Tribunal is obligated to grant an adjournment to an applicant will turn on the specific issues and circumstances, and will be determined on a case by case basis. Sometimes it will be reasonable for the Tribunal to refuse to grant an adjournment, and other times it won't be.



Fourth industrial revolution means Australia needs emerging technology skills

fourth revolution in australia

Australia is likely to see many more new jobs created in digital technology in the coming years and will need skills from overseas as there is currently a technological divide between what employers want and what job seekers can provide.

Approaching what is known as 'the fourth industrial revolution' with the must have skills being able to work in emerging digital jobs in areas like robotics, 3D printing and data analysis, there is a gap, according to recruiting experts Hays.

One of the main problems will be recruiting enough people with the right skills because experts in new technologies are currently wanted around the world and could, if they wished, effectively choose where the want to work.

Of the new jobs added to the Hays Quarterly Report of skills in demand, almost all require the knowledge and capabilities needed to utilise new emerging technologies and digital trends, from new systems to robotics, and 3D printing to data analytics.

'If you aren't continuously upskilling in new technology relevant to your field, you're behind the times. Change happens so fast that some of the skills now required hadn't been heard of a few years ago,' said Nick Deligiannis, managing director of Hays in Australia and New Zealand.

'There aren't many jobs or industries where technology isn't integral. With an overwhelming number of emerging new technologies, our advice is to narrow your focus to those that are or could be adopted in your field. No one can be an expert in every new development, so upskill in only those relevant to your job or the job you aspire to,' he explained.

Hays has found that many people are aware of the need to upskill. ‘Without development, the gap between the skills employers want and those jobseekers possess will only continue to widen,' Deligiannis added.

According to the latest Hays Quarterly Report, a selection of skills in demand include commercial analysts with experience creating financial models and VBA programming. Employers also want accountancy professionals with IT programming skills who can contribute to system improvement and automation projects.


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Northern Australia to invest in jobs and infrastructure to attract more people to the state

Northern Australia to invest in jobs and infrastructure

With the latest data showing that Victoria is the fastest growing state in Australia, the Northern Territory has announced a series of investments to attract more people to the top of the nation.

Across the states and territories, Victoria is leading the way in terms of both the rate of population growth and the total increase in population. Overall the state’s population grew by 2.1% over the 12 months to September 2016 while the national population has increased by a substantially lower 1.5%.

It is well known that the state attracts not just people from other regions of Australia, but also from overseas and Victoria’s population increase over the past year was its highest on record.

And although certain states and territories are seeing an increase in population growth, most of the national population growth is occurring in New South Wales and Victoria. Indeed, over the 12 months to September 2016, some 68% of all population growth occurred in these two states.

This is a record high proportion of national population increases for these two states. To put these latest results in context, five years earlier the two largest states combined accounted for 48.8% of the total population increase and over the long term, these two states have accounted for 49.5% of the total national population increase.

But the Northern Territory wants to attract more people and the state Government has announced it will be investing in creating new jobs and new economic opportunities.


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.


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
  • Relevant experience as a Cook in similar position is preferred.
  • The ability to work in a fast paced environment where you will be required to stand for extended periods of time.
  • 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 a major expansion and therefore are 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 and be 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 a demonstrated ability to work on multiple projects at one time
  • Strong administrative skills including record keeping and note taking


Specialising 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
  • Relevant experience
  • You must be honest and reliable, positive and friendly attitude
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Dedication to personal and professional development
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • 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

Alternatively you can check our website for further details


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