Grant Hewison, Fa’anana Efeso Collins and Christina Stringer. Photo / Supplied Catherine McGregor, local democracy journalist LDR_STRAP Auckland Council inspectors are urged to take worker exploitation more seriously after the approval of liquor permits for bottle shop owners who violate employment laws. “It’s modern slavery – downright.” Grant Hewison of Communities Against Alcohol Harm doesn’t …

SYDNEY – Australia’s strict border closures have ended its usual massive influx of migrants and prompted the federal government to grant an “amnesty to migrants”, especially to those whose visas have expired. In the last full fiscal year before the pandemic, from mid-2018 to mid-2019, there were 537,800 migrant arrivals, including around 160,000 skilled workers …

Metro Creative Connection Wed Jul 7, 2021 3:05 PM 75 members of Congress call for science strategy to safely reopen international travel to the United States Congressmen Brian Higgins, Bill Huizenga (MI-2) and Kathy Castor (FL-14) lead bipartisan campaign urging the Biden administration to take action to safely reopen international travel to the United States …

Washington Owners of restaurants, amusement parks and retail stores, many of whom are in desperate need of workers, issue an unusual note of gratitude this summer: Thank goodness for the teenagers. As the US economy shrinks at an unexpectedly pandemic recession speed and customer demand escalates, school-aged children are taking jobs that older workers can’t …

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An army lawyer and former major offered to help process visa applications from Afghan translators wishing to come to Australia. As the Taliban regain territory in Afghanistan, time is running out to bring hundreds of locals employed by Australian troops to safety. The federal government is urged to expedite requests for Afghan interpreters, contractors and …

The federal government has increased the fees for permanent and temporary resident visas effective July 1. Soon after, the citizenship application fee increased from $ 285 to $ 490. Strong points: Australian visa fees increase from July 1 The business innovation and investment program (large investor stream) shows the largest increase Administrative Appeal Tribunal fees …

Updated Tuesday July 6, 2021, 11:28 PM by Denis Chabrol Haitians and Cubans in Bon Fim shortly after their arrest by Brazilian federal police. (Image file) The Caribbean Community of 15 Nations (CARICOM) justified the imposition of visa restrictions on Tuesday, weeks after Guyana reinstated those requirements for Haitians coming here over concerns over people …

Wellington Phoenix coach Ufuk Talay has spent countless hours over the past fifteen weeks looking into video footage of signing off potential players during his Sydney lockdown. The Phoenix are looking for an imported attacking midfielder to replace captain Ulises Davila, another imported striker, local midfielder and local defender, and Talay has received information on …

In short The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has access to data from the Home Office on passenger movements for fiscal years 2016-17 to 2022-2023 (i.e. from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2023). The ATO estimates that the details of about 670,000 people will be obtained each fiscal year. The Passenger Movement Data Matching Program …