Monthly Archives: August 2016

Long Stay Parental Visa Delayed, Government Unable to Confirm Time-Frame

During the election earlier this year the Coalition announced the launch of a new parental visa program, which would allow eligible applicants to live in Australia for a continuous period of up to five years. However, while the policy was initially embraced enthusiastically by stakeholders within the migrant community, criticism is now being levelled at… Read More

Hundreds of Immigration and Border Force Staff to Face Redundancy

A report has confirmed that up to 800 public servants from the Immigration Department and Australian Border Force are facing redundancies after experiencing an $116 million cut to their budget. Last week the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) confirmed that it would be reducing its current workforce in response to the 5% budget… Read More

Claimed Visa Corruption is Leading to Unsafe Drivers

According to reports from the Transport Workers Union (TWU), the ongoing rorting of the temporary migrant worker visa system is creating a demographic of untrained drivers who may be putting the public’s safety at risk. The TWU claims that Australian employers are hiring underqualified and inexperienced migrant workers who fail to meet the necessary industry… Read More