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    Recent Crime Statistics in Victoria Regarding Family Violence related matters. The CSA (Crime Statistics Agency) have released the current Victorian crime statistics for the year ending 31 March 2021. Overall, records of criminal offences have decreased in other areas, however family violence related offences had seen an increase of 11.3%. The culprit? Breaches of family violence orders and common assaults…

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    The growing phenomenon of revenge porn offences and the law In Queensland, it is a crime to share an intimate image or prohibited visual recording of someone without their consent in a way that would reasonably cause the other person distress. This is most commonly known as “revenge porn”, however sharing an intimate image of a person without their consent…

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    Salary Theft: Rampant exploitation of Temporary Visa Holders

    A landmark study conducted by the University of NSW (UNSW) and University of Technology Sydney (UTS) has found a silent underclass of vulnerable Australian workers is owed an estimated billion dollars with almost a third paid $12 per hour or less – almost half of their legal entitlements. Fewer than one in 10 migrant workers acted to recover unpaid wages…

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    Mobile Phone/Laptop Search at Australian Airports Anything you have on your phone, tablet device, or a laptop as a passenger, is open to scrutiny or interrogation by Australian Border Force officials. Airport authorities have the right to confiscate devices and copy their contents. When you fly, airlines give the Home Affairs Department your details, so authorities can identify passengers who…

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    Bridging Visa B Application (Travel Rights) Bridging visa holders who wants to travel overseas in this festive/holiday season must note that only Bridging Visa B has the travel rights and no other bridging visa gives you entitlement to travel overseas. Bridging Visa A holders who wants to travel overseas during this festive and holiday season are being urged to apply…

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    Telephone Call SCAM Alert We have been made aware of a wave of scam phone calls currently taking place targeting vulnerable temporary visa holders. The people making these phone calls are impersonating officers from the immigration department or other government organisations. The most common fake number used is 02 6261 1111. The caller will usually insist that a fine be…