Blog Archives: 2016

16 Dec 2016

Journeys Shared: Businesses warn against 457 visa changes

There has been a lot of news in the media about 457 visas recently, with both political parties promising to tighten the visa scheme. As migration agents, we understand businesses can have highly specialised work requirements, but sometimes it can be difficult to fill these roles locally due to skill shortages. Mike Cannon-Brookes, co-founder of…

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16 Dec 2016

Lifestyle News: Perth’s Best Beaches

As the weather finally starts to heat up, read our tips for the best spots to enjoy a true Australian summer. Cottesloe Beach Cottesloe (pictured above) is one of the more well-known and popular of Perth’s beaches because it’s great for both swimming and walking along, and has a fun lively atmosphere with grassy terraces…

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16 Dec 2016

Possible probation period before permanent residency

Government papers have been leaked which could reveal possible changes to put migrants on probation before being deemed fit for permanent residency and Australian citizenship. The papers, published by Fairfax Media, were prepared for a meeting between the Department of Social Services and the Department of Immigration and Border Protection and reveal how the Turnbull…

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16 Dec 2016

How Labor leader, Bill Shorten plans to tighten 457 visa rules

Mr Bill Shorten is arguing the 457 work visa program is putting locals out of work and says he has a ‘comprehensive plan’ to address Australia’s unemployment rate. His plans include more strict requirements for businesses to test the local labour market before employing visa holders, and a review of the way in which the government…

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