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Strengthening Employer Compliance

Strengthening Employer Compliance

The Migration Amendment (Strengthening Employer Compliance) Act 2024 (“the Act”) will commence operation on 1 July 2024.

Some of the changes provided by the Act include:

  • Repealing section 235 of the Migration Act 1958 (Cth), which currently provides that is an offence for a visa holder to breach work-related visa conditions or for an unlawful non-citizen to perform work in Australia.
  • New penalties (including criminal liability) for employers who force or exert undue pressure on temporary visa holders to breach their work-related visa conditions.
  • Preventing certain sanctioned employers from employing new temporary visa holders and making their names publicly known.
  • Measures to strengthen the penalties framework for work related infringements (such as significant increases to civil penalties).

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