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Hi all,

I have been given a fantastic opportunity to join an Australian company, they will also sponsor my move subject to to being granted my 457.
I have from past several convictions, the last being 12 years ago. I have a criminal damage, a drunk and disorderly, a common assault and an ABH. I look back with frustration and know I was behaving poorly. I have a senior position with my current company, and have held high profile positions with other well known companies,all aware of my record.
I can show how I am now the model citizen within my community,work and family. Do the Australian immigration balance the future with someone's past to assess there suitability.
Any views?

Many thanks

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Hi norbury boy,

Have you checked out the good character requirements on the DIAC website?
Australian Immigration Fact Sheet 79. The Character Requirement

From that web page (which has even more info on it!)
Substantial criminal records

A person is deemed to have a substantial criminal record if they have been:

  • sentenced to either death or life imprisonment
  • sentenced to a term of imprisonment for 12 months or more
  • sentenced to two or more terms of imprisonment (whether on one or more occasions), where the total of those terms is two years or more
  • acquitted of an offence on the grounds of either unsoundness of mind or insanity and, as a result, the person has been detained in a facility or institution.
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