Rise in underpayments on overseas workers on ‘backpacking’ visas

Rise in underpayments on overseas workers on ‘backpacking’ visas

Some Australian employers are deliberately flouting their legal obligations so they can keep wages low for students, working holiday visitors and refugees, that’s according to the Fair Work Ombudsman who've been investigating the problem. The Fair Work Ombudsman is an independent statutory office which was established in Australia to protect the employee and ensure that employers adhere to certain guidelines and compliance with regards to workplace laws.

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Meet Jack our Business Generalist who has a (double) degree of responsibility at VSA

Meet Jack our Business Generalist who has a (double) degree of responsibility at VSA

One of the youngest members of the Visa Solutions Australia team is Jack Pearson-Lemme. He may be 20 years-old but Jack comes to us with a broad range of business skills. If you ring the office you may get through to him on the phone.

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What are the most common reasons for refusal of Australian Citizenship?

What are the most common reasons for refusal of Australian Citizenship?

There are more Australians born overseas living in this country than ever before. In fact, 28% of Australia’s population weren’t born here, but they’ve made Australia their home and have become official citizens.

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Migration Agent Simona Ancuta brings a wealth of experience to VSA including past governmental work

Migration Agent Simona Ancuta brings a wealth of experience to VSA including past governmental work

Visa Solutions Australia is a very multi-national team and our latest Migration Agent Simona Ancuta is helping to make our office one of the most culturally diverse in Perth. Simona was born in Romania, but at the age of 25 she and her husband made the decision to move to New Zealand.

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How Visa Solutions Australia came to my rescue over my 457 ‘mix up’

How Visa Solutions Australia came to my rescue over my 457 ‘mix up’

Occasionally here at Visa Solutions Australia, we meet people who are in desperate situations and in urgent need of help and facing the threat of deportation. This happened recently with Conway Dean - a 58 year-old welder from Bindoon in Western Australia.

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Why does dual nationality prevent someone from entering Parliament in Australia?

Why does dual nationality prevent someone from entering Parliament in Australia?

Australia’s constitution has recently been under the spotlight which has ended in drama in Parliament. Scott Ludlam and Larissa Waters have resigned, and Matt Canavan and Malcolm Robers have both been accused of breaching section 44i of the Australian constitution. So what is section 44i of the Australian constitution? And should it be changed?

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