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From DIAC to DIBP – Department Name Change!

The Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) is changing its name to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP). The Department is expected to make a formal announcement about the name change at some stage this week. If you have any questions regarding Australian visas or would like to…

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Assigned a case officer for my visa application. What happens next?

When a case officer (CO) is assigned they will then review the file and assess it against immigration policy for the visa subclass applied for. At this point the case officer will either grant the visa or request further information in support of the application so they are satisfied the…

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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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Migrant Healthcare Workers

I was reading the Sydney Morning Herald online recently and came across an article from Dec 2011 regarding “benefits of health worker migration flow one way - to us”. I found this article quite interesting in that it raises questions about the negative effects of migration on the countries where…

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