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Five ways to spot foreign worker exploitation

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 01:37

The exploitation of foreign workers can have a lasting negative impact on Australian communities and individuals.

Tags: work conditions

13 tips to get the most out of your interpreting session.

Mon, 07/03/2017 - 23:52

There are many ways you can save time and get the most out of your interpreting session. TIS National, our Translating and Interpreting Service, has put together some top tips for you.

Nine tips to avoid being caught in a visa scam in Australia.

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 05:36

*Malay translation below

Thinking about working in Australia? You will need a valid work visa. If you have been told that you can work with an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA), you have been lied to.

You could be caught in a scam if:

Refugee week 2017: Celebrating Australia’s Humanitarian Programme and the contributions of humanitarian entrants.

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 07:08

Today’s guest blogger, David Wilden, is the First Assistant Secretary Immigration and Citizenship Policy at the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. In this role he is responsible for policy development and advice for temporary and permanent visas in the skilled, family and humanitarian programmes. David joined the Department in 2005.  Over the course of his public service career, David has worked in a range of departments and agencies including Centrelink and the Public Service Commission. 


Australia has a long and proud tradition of resettling refugees and people in humanitarian need. Since the end of World War II, we have provided permanent resettlement to over 865,000 people from around the world.

Tags: refugeeweek

Seven myths about the Community Status Resolution Service & how they help resolve immigration matters.

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 05:24


There are some common misconceptions that prevent people who have overstayed their visa from approaching us. These include:

1. If I come forward you will detain me.

We generally do not detain people who voluntarily approach us about their immigration situation. We will generally assess you for a Bridging visa E, which is a temporary type of visa that allows you to remain in the community lawfully while you work with us to resolve your       immigration matter.


2. If I come forward I will be deported and will not be able to stay in Australia.

We can discuss the range of visa options available to you when you approach us voluntarily, including whether you are eligible for a temporary or a permanent visa to remain in Australia.


3. I accidentally overstayed my visa because I didn’t understand when my visa expired, now it is too late.