Blog Archives: 2017

28 Feb 2017

Indian couple jailed for partner visa scam

An Indian couple, Cheshan Mashru, a migration agent and his celebrant wife Divya Gowda, was jailed last week for running a marriage visa scam, which involved paying Australian women to marry Indian men desperate to obtain permanent residence in Australia. Cheshan and Divya worked together to pre-arrange and marry 16 couples upon their first meeting,…

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2 Feb 2017

Possible increase to 457 visa fees

Employers and foreign workers may have to pay more for a 457 visa in future, as Bill Shorten yesterday backed a Senate inquiry to explore an increase to 457 visa fees. Federal Opposition Leader Bill Shorten indicated his support for raising the 457 visa application fee to reportedly allow for greater government investments in TAFE…

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