Category: Immigration

The inaugural meeting of the Migrant Workers’ Taskforce, held on 21 October 2016, has agreed to a program of action guaranteeing a more proactive approach is taken to dealing with exploitation of migrant workers in Australia’s workplaces. Senator the Hon…

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is warning migrants to watch out for scammers pretending to be from the ‘Department of Immigration’, threatening deportation and demanding money. The ACCC has received 300 reports about this scam since March, with more…
Parents Visa is back

  By Grant Williams * Back in June I reported in my article ‘Budget Cancels Family Visas’ that Non-contributory parent and Other Family visas were to cease being available. The Federal Government actually ceased these visas on 2 June 2014.…

The Philippines continues to be a major source country for migrants in Australia.  In the latest Program Report from the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP), the Philippines ranked fourth next to India, China and the UK with 10,639…

March 25 – At the meeting of the Filipino Ministerial Consutative Committee  in Canberra, Australian Minister for Immigration and Citizenship Mr Brendan O’Connor said there is a need for information campaign on 457 visa in countries like the Philippines to make applicants…