30 March 2009

Seven temporary Australian visa holders to be deported next month

Seven temporary Australian visa holders are likely to be deported from Australia after being sacked by their employer earlier this month.

The temporary Australian visa holders (subclass 457) were laid off by their employer Premier Building Solutions in Perth, and were given 28 days to find a new job or face deportation from Australia.

The conditions of their temporary Australian visas mean that they cannot stay in the country for longer than 28 days if they do not have sponsorship from an Australian employer to work in the country. 

According to the Western Australian Business News, the men are looking to lodge complaints against their employer for an unfair dismissal and exploitation of workers' rights. 

Meanwhile, the Australian government has been working hard to improve the temporary Australian visa programme (subclass 457) so that foreign workers' rights in Australia are protected from exploitation.

The Australian Visa Bureau is an independent consulting company specialising in helping people with emigrating to Australia.

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