- Eight things every HR professional needs to know about the new ENS
In part one of a two-part series, Ariel Brott outlines key changes to the Employer Nomination Scheme.
- LAFHA legislation passed
After 10 months, two rounds of submissions, a House of Representatives Standing Committee and a false start, the controversial reforms to the Living Away From Home Allowance (LAFHA) legislation is now awaiting Royal Assent with a commencement date of 1 October 2012.
- One last LAFHA
The introduction of the LAFHA reforms has been deferred until 1 October for all eligible employees, including overseas employees who don't maintain a home in Australia that they are living away from for work.
- Overseas recruitment burden: Problem solved?
Employers looking to recruit overseas workers have welcomed a new government online resource which will link them with talent in their sector.
- Government approves first ever Enterprise Migration Agreement
More than 1,715 foreign workers will enter Australia under the first ever Enterprise Migration Agreement.
- Breaking down the barriers
While Australia’s immigration policy has evolved reasonably well in addressing the skilled labour needs of the Australian economy, employers are urged to ‘watch this space’ when it comes to long overdue policy reform