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  1. Jobs and work
    New jobs adverts in Australia are increasing which means more job opportunities in the country with real estate and construction showing the biggest overall rise in demand. There were 2.7% more new roles advertised on SEEK in April compared with the same month in 2015 and while the rate of...
  2. Visas and immigration
    Demand for 457 visas, the most common visa for overseas workers that allows them the right to work and live in Australia for four years, has fallen. There were 40% fewer applications for the 457 visa from foreign workers in the last financial year with numbers actually falling below 50,000...
  3. Housing
    People moving to work and live in Australia face paying more for rental properties as demand is high, particularly in inner city suburbs, according to real estate groups. Low vacancy rates, improving employment, the end of the first homebuyers' grant and last year's string of rate increases...
  4. Visas and immigration
    Australia's 457 visa programme is on track to record its strongest year since the global financial crisis, with an increase in demand for trade workers, according to officials. Trades people have helped the 457 visa programme exceed the 2009/10 total with months to spare. Primary visa grants...
  5. Jobs and work
    The resource industry in Australia has hit out critics of the new government proposal to inject an extra 16,000 temporary skilled foreign workers into the sector and said that overseas migrants are welcome. Steve Knott, chief executive of the Australian Mines and Metals Association (AMMA), said...
  6. Jobs and work
    Demand for employees in Australia is expected to reach a seven-year high this year with many businesses expecting to increase staff in 2011, a survey shows. Employment expectations are up two points with 21% of executives saying that they will take on new staff, according to the National...
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