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The Australian Border Force (ABF) has shut down an elaborate contrived marriages syndicate operating out of Sydney.

A 32-year-old Indian national faced court on 30 October over his alleged role as the main facilitator.

A further four Australian citizens have also been charged for allegedly convincing individuals to fraudulently marry non-citizens seeking to obtain permanent residency.

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Subregulation 2.07(5) - Migration Regulations 1994

The purpose of the instrument is to increase the eligible age range for Canadian and Irish applicants for the Subclass 417 (Working Holiday) visa, from an upper age limit of 30 to 35.

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A brilliant report about "Why Migrant Workers Do Not Recover Their Unpaid Wages In Australia" has been created by Bassina Farbenblum and Laurie Berg this month.

Temporary migrant workers comprise up to 11% of the Australian labour market.

Underpayment within this workforce is both widespread and severe.

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The total permanent migration program outcome for 2017-18 was 162,417 places.

The program includes a set of programs managed within a ceiling, as well as the Child program which is demand driven and does not have a ceiling.

- The breakdown for those programs within the migration program, under the ceiling, was as follows:

  • 111,099 places were delivered in the Skill stream;
  • 47,732 places were delivered in the Family stream; and
  • 236 places were delivered in the Special Eligibility stream.

- The outcome of Child visas for the year was 3350 places.

This outcome is consistent with the planning ceiling of 190,000 places set through the Government's budget process - with this figure a ceiling, not a target.

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Subsection 140GBA(2) - Migration Act 1958

The purpose of the instrument is to give domestic effect to Australia’s obligations under international trade agreements, to which it is a party, for the purposes of labour market testing.

The instrument differs from the previous instrument IMMI 17/109 as it includes the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP-11).

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