• Service: Private Enterprise, Private Companies, Immigration Services
  • Industry: Energy & Natural Resources, Mining, Oil & Gas
  • Type: Regulatory update
  • Date: 17/10/2012

Migration Newsflash

Migration Newsflash
Keep up-to-date with issues and developments in the immigration environment.

Migration Newsflash: Government to legislate regarding offshore resource workers 

On Monday 15 October 2012, the Minister for Immigration, Chris Bowen, MP announced that changes to the Migration Act 1958 would be made to legislate on the status of offshore resource project workers.

This Migration Newsflash outlines recent changes and highlights that a Migration Maritime Taskforce has been established in response to changes and to conduct a review with the aim of establishing a legislative framework around offshore resource project workers.


Consultation with stakeholders will conclude on 16 November 2012 with a response from the Government expected in early 2013.


We would encourage any clients or stakeholders who have an interest in participating in the stakeholder consultation for this review to contact one of our Registered Migration Agents to discuss this further.


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