Immigration employer awareness seminars in the Spencer Gulf region

An immigration outreach officer will visit Kadina, Port Pirie, Port Augusta, Whyalla and Port Lincoln in April and May to conduct information seminars about employer-sponsored skilled migration options and to explain new laws and penalties for employing or referring people who are not allowed to work.

A Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) spokesman said significant changes to the employer-sponsored skilled visa program were introduced on 1 July 2012.

“These seminars will provide an overview of these changes, including information about SkillSelect,” the spokesman said.

“SkillSelect is an online service that connects Australian employers with potential skilled migrants and streamlines the pathway to permanent residence for people already working in Australia on temporary skilled 457 visas.

“Our officer can provide a range of information about temporary or permanent employer-sponsored visa options and the concessions available for regional applicants.”

The seminars will also educate businesses about their responsibility for checking to ensure that the workers they use are allowed to work in Australia. 

This will include information about new laws recently passed by the Parliament, which introduce civil penalties and infringement notices for employers or labour suppliers of illegal workers.

The information seminars will take place at the following times:

Location

Date

Time

Address:

Kadina Community Library

April 29

3 – 4.30pm

1a Doswell Tce
Kadina

Travelway Motel

April 30

9 – 10.30am

149 Gertrude Street
Port Pirie

Regional Development Australia, Far North

April 30

5 – 6.30pm

2a Stirling Road
Port Augusta

Regional Development Australia, Far North

May 1

9 – 10.30am

2a Stirling Road
Port Augusta

Regional Development Australia, Whyalla

May 1

5 – 6.30pm

127 Nicolson Avenue
Whyalla Norrie 

Regional Development Australia, Whyalla

May 2

9 – 10.30am

127 Nicolson Avenue
Whyalla Norrie 

Ravendale Community Sports Centre

May 2

5 – 6.30pm

40 Stamford Tce
Port Lincoln

Ravendale Community Sports Centre

May 3

9 – 10.30am

40 Stamford Tce
Port Lincoln

Seminar bookings are essential. Please RSVP to outreach.sa@immi.gov.au or phone 0434 076 437.

Media Enquiries: National Communications 02 6264 2244

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