Category Archives: News

COVID-19: Student Visa Work Restrictions to Lift for Nurses

International students holding a subclass 500 visa studying nursing will see their work restrictions lifted. On Wednesday, the Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, announced measures that would lift the work restrictions on the number of hours student visa holders can work. Currently, subclass 500 visa holders are allowed to work up to 40 hours a week […]

COVID-19 Update: Australian Border to Close to all Non-Residents

Australia’s borders will be closed to all non-residents from tomorrow evening. Prime Minister Scott Morrison made the announcement today, describing the travel ban as a necessary measure to curb the spread of the COVID19. He said, “We will be resolving to move to a position where a travel ban will be placed on all non-residents, […]

COVID-19 Response: Australia’s Student Visa Work Hours Extended

International students employed at supermarkets can extend their working hours to help meet high demand Australia’s major supermarkets will temporarily be able to offer more hours to international student employees to help keep shelves stocked. International students currently employed at the major supermarkets will be able to extend their working hours to help meet high […]

ABMG partners with Diesel Mechanics DownUnder

The Australian Business Migration Groupis delighted to announce it is partnering with Diesel Mechanics DownUnder. Diesel Mechanics DownUnder sources qualified diesel mechanics from within Australia and overseas to help plug the existing skills shortage in Australia. Diesel Mechanics DownUnder is currently sourcing qualified candidates for a range of employers, including those from the agricultural, haulage, and mining […]

A Safe Place to do Business is Getting Safer

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 Improves SME Payment Terms

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. […]

Minimum Rates of Pay for Foreign Workers

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 […]