(5th March to the 12th of March 2019)

Not sure what has happened in the past week with migration? Don’t worry! We have the latest migration news and stories from the past seven days available here at your convenience. No need to do any further research, we have done it all for you.

In this week’s edition, we first have an article by the SBS about the changes in Australia’s immigration policy. We also covered this in more detail in the blog we wrote yesterday.  New occupations have been added and removed from the MLTSSL, regional occupation list, and the short-term skilled shortage list. Our blog identifies these changes.

Then there is the story by The Guardian about an individual’s visa application. The individual could potentially have their Australian visa denied for unpaid bills from the Victorian police. His unpaid bills had added up to $50 000.

These are just a few stories we have found for you. We have many more stories for you to read below.

Newspaper Articles: 

There have been some significant changes to Australia’s immigration policy.

Up first we have an article by SBS. These changes were made to fill the gaps in Australia’s economy.

Read below to see the changes: https://www.sbs.com.au/language/english/your-chance-to-migrate-to-australia-new-skilled-occupation-lists-announced

Next, we have an article by ABC, whereby the National Farmers Federation would like an agricultural visa to cover unskilled labour (such as fruit-picking).

Read the full story here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2019-03-11/government-extends-regional-visa-program/10888548

A man could potentially have his  Australian visa denied for unpaid bills from the Victorian police for policing his events.

Read the full story here: https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/mar/07/milo-yiannopoulos-could-be-denied-australian-visa-over-unpaid-police-bill

The next article reports further about the story above, whereby the Immigration Minister provides an interesting perspective in the potentially denied Australian visa.

Read the full story here: https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/morrison-government-backs-down-on-banning-milo-yiannopoulos-in-face-of-backlash-20190309-p512xc.html

Lastly, we have a story by the Sydney Morning Herald. They talk about the Migration Workers’ Task Force twenty-two recommendations. The recommendations include a ban on convicted employers who have underpaid foreign visa holders from recruiting visa holders.

Read the full story here: https://www.smh.com.au/business/workplace/new-farmers-need-better-training-and-higher-tech-jobs-20190311-p513co.html

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Amy Kim