457 visa holders – workplace rights and entitlements

457 visa holders – workplace rights and entitlements

Under the Migration Act, your sponsor is required to meet a number of obligations which ensure that you are provided with appropriate terms and conditions of employment. These obligations require your employer… Read the rest


New Links for Australian Visa Classes

Australian Visa Classes at www.border.gov.au

Following the changes to the Immigration Website www.immi.gov.au these are the new links for some relevant Visa Classes.

Spousal – Partner visas

Partner (Provisional and Migrant) visa (subclass 309 100) Partner visa (subclass 801 820)… Read the rest

Australian Visa Classes at www.border.gov.au

Following the changes to the Immigration Website www.immi.gov.au these are the new links for some relevant Visa Classes.

Spousal – Partner visas

Partner (Provisional and Migrant) visa (subclass 309 100) Partner visa (subclass 801 820)… Read the rest


457 Visa Can I get Child Care Benefits Backdated once I have PR

A question that is often asked relates to getting Family Tax Benefits on the 457 Visa

The question for this topic relates specifically to getting the Family Tax Benefits [FTB] (Child Benefits) backdated once a person gets Permanent Residency [PR]… Read the rest


School Fees on 457 Temporary Visa Holders

457 Visa School Fees in Australia

Most States in Australia allow exemptions for school fees for the children of 457 Visa holders, treating these temporary visa holders the same as PR or citizens, as far as school fees are concerned.… Read the rest

457 Visa School Fees in Australia

Most States in Australia allow exemptions for school fees for the children of 457 Visa holders, treating these temporary visa holders the same as PR or citizens, as far as school fees are concerned.… Read the rest


Visa Application Fee Increases from September 2013

The Department of Immigration has advises an increase of 15% an most visa application fees effective from 1 September 2013. Student and Visitor visa fees may not be 15%. Accurate Pricing at: www.immi.gov.au/find-price Some of the new fees advised are… Read the rest


Australian Visa Charges from 1 July 2013

The Australian Department of Immigration has announced its new visa pricing arrangements which come into effect on 1 July 2013. One change involves the change from a single charge at the time of application, to a “charge per applicant” in… Read the rest


Australian Government Crackdown on 457 Visas

Following the recent Australian Government tightening of the 457 rules to make that Australians are given preference rather than foreigners being at the front of the jobs queue, the Australia Immigration Minister, Brendan O’Connor, has responded to the criticism of… Read the rest


Average Weekly Earnings, Australia – November 2012

The Australian average weekly wage has seen a rise of about 5% over the 12 months to November 2012, and the Male Full Time total earnings now averages $1,577.40 per week or $82,024.80 based on 52 weeks. The ABS 6302.0… Read the rest


LAFHA – Living Away From Home Allowance – to be abolished

Living Away From Home Allowance abolished

The popular Living Away From Home Allowance (LAFHA) being claimed by temporary overseas workers in Australia is set to cease from July 2012. The effect of this is that many people currently claiming this… Read the rest

Living Away From Home Allowance abolished

The popular Living Away From Home Allowance (LAFHA) being claimed by temporary overseas workers in Australia is set to cease from July 2012. The effect of this is that many people currently claiming this… Read the rest


$1 for 1 Regular Coffee at Kirks English Patisserie

A special offer from the Grab One daily deals today, is giving a Regular Coffee for just $1 at Kirks English Patisserie in Minyama, Queensland. Kirks English Patisserie 1/21 Nicklin Way Minyama, Queensland,  4575 07 5477 5980 Richard and Mandy… Read the rest