Yearly Archives: 2019

Bitcoin Tax Scammers are Targeting Vulnerable Migrants

Scammers appear to be targeting migrants with a new scheme that involves impersonating officials from the Australian Tax Office (ATO). Reports suggest that the scam being conducted is superficially similar to one that surfaced last year, which saw unsuspecting victims duped into making cryptocurrency deposits as payment for fake tax debts. The scam became so… Read More

Four Important Immigration Changes Coming in 2019

With the start of a new year Australia’s immigration program is set to undergo several major shake-ups in the coming months. In 2019, the following changes to the immigration system will come into effect: 1. The ATO will begin data-matching tax records of employer-sponsored migrants The Department of Home Affairs will begin cracking down on… Read More

Immigration Department Announces Increased WHM Visa Access for Spain and Israel

The Department of Immigration has announced that foreign nationals from Spain and Israel will now have greater access to the Work and Holiday Maker (subclass 462) visa program. The new changes—which came into effect on 28 December—have greatly increased the number of places available under the WHM program,  with Spanish nationals now having access to… Read More