If you are an approved sponsor, the Department of Home Affairs has the power to monitor your compliance with the sponsor obligations.
Immigration inspectors have a number of powers, including:
Power to enter business premises or other places where records are kept
Power to interview any persons while at the premises
Power to inspect any work, process or object at the premises
Power to inspect, and make copies of, any record or document (including electronic documents) kept on the premises
Power to request access to records at the premises
Power to request production of records within a specified period
If you are being monitored, it is highly recommended that you have a legal representative to deal with the Department of Home Affairs on your behalf, in order to minimise the risks of sanctions associated with non-compliance. Even if you have been non-compliant in the past, you should still take steps to mitigate or rectify the non-compliance before the Department takes formal action against your organisation.
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