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  1. Visas and immigration
    Details of the changes to permanent employer sponsored skilled visa programmes in Australia that come into place in 2018 are being released. The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) has also confirmed that there will be some transitional arrangements for the changed to the 457...
  2. Visas and immigration
    Proposals from the Australian Government to abolish the popular 457 visa could result in tens of thousands fewer people moving to the country every year, it is claimed. The visa stream, which allows skilled people to work in Australia for up to four years and qualify for permanent residence...
  3. Jobs and work
    The introduction of the two new temporary visa streams in Australia is cutting hundreds of skilled occupations from the approved list for applicants. Work is underway to abolish the 457 temporary work visa which allowed overseas employees to work in Australia for up to four years and replace it...
  4. Jobs and work
    If you are looking to work in Australia in the fast food industry then you will no longer be able to do so under the 457 visa programme that allows overseas workers up to four years of employment. The Minister for Immigration Peter Dutton has ended the Fast Food Industry Labour Agreement which...
  5. Visas and immigration
    Australia needs to completely rethink the way overseas worker arrivals and numbers are regulated and just cutting back is not an option, according to a new analysis report. For too long migration policy has focussed on temporary workers being recruited to fulfil specific areas where jobs...
  6. Jobs and work
    Medical groups have backed support for the 457 visa programme from Australian deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce who believes that it is vital for rural parts of the country. There has been a lot of talk recently about changing the 457 visa programme, which allows skilled foreigners to work in...
  7. Jobs and work
    A high number of Indian workers are being granted 457 visas to work in IT in Australia but they are often being paid lower salaries than the going market rate, new research has found. A damning report from the Australian Population Research Institute will add fuel to recent arguments that it is...
  8. Visas and immigration
    An industry body representing maritime workers in Australia has called for the 457 visa programme to be overhauled. The 457 visa, which allows people from overseas to work in Australia for up to four years is one of the most controversial visa programmes in the country. All kinds of industries...
  9. Visas and immigration
    The integrity of Australia's visa system has been strengthened by the passage of legislation prohibiting people from receiving payment in return for sponsoring temporary and permanent foreign workers. The Migration Amendment (Charging for a Migration Outcome) Bill outlaws conduct involving...
  10. Jobs and work
    The 457 visa, which allows foreigners to work in Australia for up to four years, is a political hot potato and newly released figures are adding to the controversy. On one side, organisations such as trade unions claim there is wide scale abuse of the 457 visa programme with more and more of...
  11. Visas and immigration
    A new political row has broken out in Australia over 457 visas, the most common visa for the short term employment of overseas workers, with the revelation that multiple trade unions have used them. This is being labelled as hypocritical as some have been at the forefront of criticising this...
  12. Visas and immigration
    A number of recent and important changes to the popular 457 visa programme in Australia means that there may be fewer business wishing to sponsor this visa class. Before July 2013, there was no limit on the number of employees a Standard Business Sponsor could sponsor on 457 visas, but now...
  13. Visas and immigration
    Businesses that employ overseas workers on 457 visas must also actively contribute to training Australian workers, the Department of Immigration and Border Protection has said. It is reminding people that significant changes to the 457 visa programme that came into play almost a year ago should...
  14. Visas and immigration
    Australia's 457 visa programme needs to be overhauled and a strategy worked out to meet the challenges associated with the country's serious skill shortages, according to a leading business organisation. The Business Council of Australia has urged the Gillard government to expand temporary...
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