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What Are Your Obligations as An Employer of Foreign Workers?

Employing foreign workers may be necessary to address labor shortages and skills gaps within your business. However, as an employer, you should conduct appropriate checks to ensure your workers have the right to commence employment at your business. You will have additional obligations if you are also a standard business sponsor. What are your obligations […]


Labor Market Update 2022 Q1 Australia

How is the labor economy unfolding in Australia? Compared to the same months in pre-COVID, hiring was 14% higher year-over-year during the recent quarter as the economy gradually lifted restrictions. However, there remain risks to the recovery given the global economic uncertainty over Ukraine and the potential of new COVID variants. On the supply side, […]


Australia Looking Forward to Hiring India IT Talents Following Free Trade Agreement

Australia is looking forward to hiring more Indian IT professionals following the signing of a free trade agreement with India to combat the rising attrition rate in the country. It is estimated that by 2025 the country’s worker shortage will grow to 260,000. According to experts and several surveys, the pandemic is one of the […]


Fake doctors might seem like the stuff of fiction, but they’re real – and more common than you think

In Australia, between 2014 and 2019, there were 50 successful prosecutions of people pretending to be registered health practitioners. The idea of a layperson trying to pass themselves off as a medical professional might seem far-fetched but it’s a common occurrence in the country. A confluence of several factors can lead a fraudster into deception, […]


The Importance of Background Checks When Hiring a Nanny

In Australia, Working with Children Checks (WWCCs) are mandatory for early childhood providers, who must fulfil the full requirements of the state/territory in which he or she is employed. Babysitting agencies also have policies in place to ensure employees undergo WWCCs and background checks. This child-related background check is for anyone who works or volunteers […]


Working with Children Check and Police Check

In Australia, a police check or “Working With Children Check” (WWCC) is often required by parents or by legislation in each state to not only provide peace of mind to parents, but also to ensure the safety and wellness of the children under the babysitter or nanny’s care. www.policecheck.com/au/ is a great national service to […]


World and Australia Move Closer to Cannabis Decriminalisation

The UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) removed cannabis from Schedule IV of the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs on Dec. 2 and just two days later, the United States House of Representatives voted to decriminalize cannabis at the federal level. If passed by the Senate, the substance would be removed from the schedule […]


THE AUSTRALIAN BANKING ROYAL COMMISSION AND BACKGROUND SCREENING RECOMMENDATIONS

When the final report of the Banking Royal Commission came out in 2019, the conclusion was clear – things need to change in Australia’s financial system. The changes envisioned by the experts encompass all areas and levels in the banking industry, from the high-ranking executives down to the employees that work directly with the clients. […]


AUSTRALIA WILL INVEST 800 MILLION IN DIGITAL IDENTITY

Australia will invest $800 million in identity technology, with $6.9 million for two blockchain pilots focused on reducing business compliance costs. The plan supports Australia’s economic recovery by removing outdated regulatory barriers, boosting small business capacity, and supporting technology adoption across the economy. The budget includes $480 million for various technology initiatives that could interact […]


Personal Data Handling and Processing in Australia

The handling and processing of personal data in Australia brings with it several questions, which are highlighted in this article. For starters, there is no requirement under Australian law that the holding of Personal Identifiable Information (PII) be legitimized on specific grounds; however, the Australia Privacy Protections (APPs) provide that an APP entity may only […]




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