|Posted on January 19, 2016 at 7:40 PM|
The need for professional Human Resources companies to facilitate real, high quality jobs for skilled and qualified Australian migration categories (186, 187 and 457) has never been greater.
Recent cases, including a Sydney restaurant alleged to have significantly underpaid workers on visas (see below) have drawn considerable media attention in Australia, and no doubt have caught the eye of the Federal Government, particularly the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) and the Fair Work Ombudsman. In addition, the Australian trade union movement, which is opposed to these visa categories, and their political wing, the Australian Labor Party, watch such cases carefully, in order to help justify their anti- skilled immigration policies.
In addition to this, just last month the Federal Government introduced new rules and associated offences relating to schemes whereby a visa applicant pays money to an employer to be then used as the applicant's wages (ie., they effectively pay themselves).
As more cases of abuse (and even innocent mistakes) of these visa categories are reported in the media, there is a real risk that broader public opposition to skilled migration may ensue. Should this occur, the Government will be forced to respond with further crackdowns and quite possibly the withdrawal of some visa categories.
Australian Immigration and Industrial Relations laws are highly complex, and as I have outlined above, the stakes are high, including cancellation of visas, criminal sanctions including jail terms, and the imposition of further restrictions on immigration.
That's why I am proud to be associated with China HR Australia, which helps skilled visa applicants to find real, high quality jobs, and insodoing, ensures that all Australian laws including Industrial and Immigration legislation, are fully complied with.
For further information on China HR Australia's professional Human Resources services, see http://www.chinahr.com.au