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Australia’s financial intelligence agency AUSTRAC has teamed up with 18 other public and private partners to combat serious financial crime. The launch of the Fintel Alliance is the first of its kind in the world and brings together the combined expertise and knowledge of Government and industry. “The Alliance will identify, target, disrupt and deter […]

Australian supermarket giant, Coles, says it will introduce a 14 day payment policy for its smaller suppliers. Businesses supplying the supermarket with up to AU$1 million in merchandise annually are positioned to benefit once the policy comes into play in July this year.. The new policy recognizes the importance of cash flow for small businesses. […]

Strong worker protection measures are in place to ensure that overseas workers are provided the same workplace rights and obligations as Australian citizens. These measures include establishing minimum rates of pay. Foreign workers can only be employed in Australia if they hold a valid visa giving them permission to work. This includes working holiday makers […]

In some sectors and in some regions of Australia, employers experience a genuine shortage of skilled workers. In cases where there are no suitably qualified Australian workers available, some employers look farther afield and elect to sponsor qualified staff. The Temporary Work (Skilled) subclass 457 program is driven by employer demand and requires employer sponsorship. […]

For hundreds of years Australia has called up upon international workers to support projects and businesses. Hiring foreign workers helps businesses to be productive and competitive, especially in rural and remote areas. Even so, employers are expected to take reasonable steps to ensure they are hiring foreign workers who are legally entitled to work in […]