On 15 October 2012, the Minister for Immigration & Citizenship announced the establishment of the Migration Maritime Taskforce to conduct a Review of the Application of the Migration Act to Offshore Resource Workers.
As the Australian resources boom moves into top gear, many companies are facing the challenge of where and how to find enough workers. The shortage of trades and semi-skilled labour in particular means that many employers are looking overseas to fill the gap.
CENTIEM has recently published articles in a number of industry magazines which look at the migration options available for Australian companies in the resouces sector wanting to sponsor overseas workers, and the issues that can arise. To read the articles click below:
Mining, People and the Environment
CENTIEM believes that Australian and overseas businesses need a simple short-term visa that allows key employees to work in Australia for short periods of time (usually less than three months). For that reason CENTIEM has established a specific project to review the current business visitor visa system and provide submissions to Government about how it could better serve the interests of business.
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09 January 2013
The operator of two Melbourne based IT companies is facing prosecution by the Fair Work Ombudsman over allegations of underpayments to two foreign workers of more than $17,000.
The Federal Magistrates Court has imposed a penalty of $9,000 against the former manager of a Sydney based car wash which underpaid more than 60 foreign workrs almost $100,000.
The Fair Work Ombudsman had initially launched legal proceedings agains the operators of the car wash however the action was unable to be continued after the company went into voluntary liquidation. Click here to read more
17 October 2012
Fragomen and CENTIEM are pleased to offer two new industry based immigration guides for Financial & Professional Services, and Information, Communication and Technology.
Click here to read more about the new guides.
Complimentary Guides and Resources relating to the employment of overseas workers in Australia.
Training tools for businesses, human resource professionals and others involved in the international employment and migration of skilled workers.
29 May 2013
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