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Britain’s Economic Crisis

A recent Sydney Morning Herald article discusses research from Lloyds TSB International Wealth showed 19% of wealthy Britons were thinking of moving to Australia, the United States, New Zealand and Canada or to the euro zone countries like France and Spain. One in five Britons with more than 250,000GBP in…

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More Jobs for New Zealanders

A recent article in the Sydney Morning Herald by Madeleine Heffernan discusses the impacts that high Australian wages and industrial relations laws are having on big businesses. So far early indications are that this is affecting the food production industry with major food producers such as Woolworths and Heinz moving some of…

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Sunshine Coast to host ATEC Backpacker Conference

The Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC) has announced the annual Backpacker & Youth Industry Conference is being held on the Sunshine Coast on 1st May, 2012 at the Novotel Twin Waters Resort. This will be another great tourism event for the Sunshine Coast. The Sunshine Coast conference will feature speakers…

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Glenn Ferguson receives Specialist Accreditation in Immigration Law

FC Lawyers Managing Director Glenn Ferguson recently received the Queensland Law Society Specialist Accreditation in Immigration Law. As a founding member of the Immigration Lawyers’ Association of Australasia (ILAA) and a member of the Migration Agents’ Advisory Board, Glenn is one of Australia’s most experienced immigration lawyers. If you need…

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Adam Ant and the Good the Mad & the Lovely Posse AUSTRALIAN TOUR

Recently we had the pleasure of assisting Stellar Live the promoters of Adam Ants upcoming Australian tour with obtaining Entertainment Subclass 420 Visas for their touring party. Whilst under tight deadlines, all members of the touring party obtained their visas and are currently en route to Australia. FC Lawyers would…

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Irish and British outnumber the Greeks

A report in the Sydney Morning Herald by Rania Spooner paints a different picture from the Sunday Herald Sun article. It reports that rising unemployment in Europe is driving an influx of Irish and British skilled migrants to Australia but skilled migration from Greeks where unemployment topped 20% in November…

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The Greek Financial Crisis – Implications for Australia

A recent article in the Sunday Herald Sun by reporter Hamish Heard discussed the rush of new wave of Greek migrants to Melbourne due to the Greek financial crisis and dismal economy which is driving away workers who are in search of jobs in Australia. The Greek Financial Crisis facts;…

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Urgent! Changes to the Employer Nomination Scheme and Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme

The Australian Government has today announced changes to the Employer Sponsored visa program to come into effect 01 July 2012. There are 6 important changes for the Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) and Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) and these are: there will only be 2 subclasses instead of the current…

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Labour Agreement Submission for Restaurant & Catering Industry

A current client who is currently sponsoring employees in the restaurant industry has forwarded an article on the Restaurant & Catering (R&C) website. R&C have provide the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) with a written submission for a new template agreement to help the tourism and hospitality sectors attract…

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SkillSelect – Important Changes of the General Skilled Migrant Program

In line with the roll-out of the new skilled migration program, the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) recently unveiled its new online portal. Many people may have been advised by their agents about new policy being introduced from 1 July 2012 to the General Skilled Migrant Program. The main…

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Casual work blamed for skills crisis

An article on ABC News online today discusses research conducted by Professor John Buchanan from Sydney University’s Workplace Research Centre and evidence he will give at public hearings in Sydney today at the Australian Council of Trade Unions’ inquiry into job insecurity and skills crisis. The key facts are: One…

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Immigration Law Conference 2012 – March 2012

On Friday 9th and 10th March Glenn Ferguson will be attending the 2012 Immigration Law Conference in Sydney. The Immigration Lawyers Association of Australasia (ILAA) hosts the annual CPD Immigration Law Conference at the: Royal Automobile Club of Australia, 89 Macquarie Street, Sydney, NSW. With this year’s theme “Current challenges -…

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