EMPLOYMENT LAW: PHILLIP SILVER WINS COURT OF APPEAL IN CASE AGAINST STATE TRANSIT AUTHORITY

PHILLIP SILVER REPRESENTS OUR CLIENT (AN EMPLOYEE) AND WINS IN THE COURT OF APPEAL SUPREME COURT NEW SOUTH WALES AGAINST STATE TRANSIT AUTHORITY (EMPLOYER) ON 24 OCTOBER 2017   Our client, Mr Jamal Marroun  worked for the State Transit Authority (“STA”) for some 38 years. On 19 May 2015, he was dismissed from his employment. Mr Marroun appealed against…

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Congratulations! Your visa has been approved!

Last week was incredibly successful for our team of immigration lawyers and migration agents. The Department of immigration and Border Protection have approved Permanent Residency for several of our clients. Namely, we have received three PR visa approvals for the following types of visas: the subclass 186 employer sponsor approval the subclass 189 skilled migration…

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457 Visa Updates: Are You Affected?

  As you may probably know, certain legislative changes to the 457-visa program have been introduced by the Australian Government in the last several months. We have summarised below the most important provisions affecting new applicants and current 457-visa holders. Changes affecting new 457-visa applicants    Occupations The Department of Immigration have reviewed the Occupations…

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457 sponsor fined $180,000 for ‘exploitative’ cashback scheme

A Brisbane-based Australian Business sponsor was  investigated by the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) for allegedly ordering an overseas worker on a 457 skilled worker visa to pay back $18,000 of his wages through an unlawful cash-back payment. The sponsor was ordered to pay more than $180 0000 in penalties. The worker’s contract stated he was to…

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TIMELINE OF CHANGES TO AUSTRALIAN 457 VISA

By now, you would probably have heard about the recent changes to the 457-visa program introduced by the Turnbull Government and its eventual abolition which will come in March next year. Some of these changes have already taken effect while others are being incrementally introduced. By March 2018 the 457-visa program will cease and will…

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Partner Visa Application Successfully Remitted by Administrative Appeals Tribunal

Another successful Partner Visa story:  Big Win for Phillip Silver and Associates at the Administrative Appeals Tribunal   Last week the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) remitted a Temporary (Subclass 309) Partner Visa application for one of our clients (Jacob) and his spouse (Maree) whose initial visa application was refused by the Department of Immigration (DIAC). Maree, a…

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Australian Legislation News

Major changes to certain Australian Visas announced by the Australian Department of Immigration in April 2017 Author:  Phillip Silver, Principal Lawyer Benjamin Franklin apparently wrote in a 1789 letter that “in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes”.  If Benjamin Franklin were alive today, he would to his list of certainties “being…

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Understanding Judicial Review in Australia

Judicial review under s.474 of the Migration Act 1958 as summarised in the case of Shahpari & Ors v Minister for Immigration & Anor [2016] FCCA 513 (11 March 2016) Section 474 of the Act creates a statutory scheme providing for the finality of a privative clause decision. In essence, s.474(1) of the Act provides…

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Migration Matters Phillip Silver and Associates

Migration Matters Phillip Silver and Associates   With the year soon to be drawing to a close we look back on our year and the successes we have had. Our team has remained the same, with a few additions, which has meant growth for the company, which in turn leads us to further grow in…

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What is a Migration Agent?

What is a Migration Agent?   If you need to ask what is a migration agent then perhaps you are in the wrong place, but really what you should be asking is do I need a migration agent or a Lawyer. Some agents are practiced in law, however some others a registered migration agents. You…

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