CENTIEM is currently undertaking research in the topic of intra-company transferees. The research intends to explore the challenges that companies face when attempting to move their own workers between countries and to also offer solutions to these challenges, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region.
Fragomen has made submissions to the Department of Immigration & Citizenship (DIAC) regarding the implementation of labour market testing in the 457 visa program. DIAC is in the process of establishing principles to govern the operation of LMT in the 457 visa program and has sought feedback from stakeholders on the options for implementation of LMT.
Fragomen made submissions to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee in relation to their Inquiry into the 457 visa amendments that received royal assent on 29 June 2013.
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.
26 February 2014
In a reversal of policy, Australia’s Department of Immigration and Border Protection has essentially eliminated sponsorship caps for the subclass 457 visa program, effective February 14, 2014.
20 February 2014
A number of major projects will commence in 2014, creating a spike in the demand for highly specialised engineers. Due to a slowdown in major projects in 2013, senior specialists have sought roles overseas or retired. Equally, less experienced engineers have been unable to develop their skills since work has only been available in smaller projects.
18 February 2014
The Australian Government has announced that it will soon provide Chinese business visitors with three-year multiple entry visas, in order to improve trade, investment and tourism prospects for Australia.
10 February 2014
The Department of Immigration & Border Protection has released its 457 visa statistics for the quarter ending December 2013. The number of 457 visas granted in this quarter has increased, although use of the 457 program has declined since December 2012.
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.
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