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  1. Visas and immigration
    While it is hoped that the recently elected Australian government will make changes to the popular 457 visa programme to reduce the red tape added by the previous administration, ministers have made it clear that they will not stand for abuse. It is hoped the new government will reduce the...
  2. Visas and immigration
    The recently elected new conservative government in Australia will consider reversing changes made to the 457 visa programme introduced by the previous administration earlier this year, it is claimed. According to trade union leaders the Abbott government has said it will remove some of the red...
  3. Visas and immigration
    A warning has been issued for migration and visa fraud in Australia as new court cases show perpetrators preying on those seeking help with applications. An Albanian national has been sentenced to 14 months' jail in Melbourne while a former registered migration agent is facing up to 10 years'...
  4. Visas and immigration
    Australia should be proud of its 457 temporary worker visa programme which has thus far been an overwhelming success, it is claimed. The working of the 457 visa programme has been a political hot potato in the run up to the recent general election, but at its core it works well, according to...
  5. Visas and immigration
    There is a chance that the recent changes to 457 visas in Australia making them more expensive and tougher for employers to obtain, could be reversed with the change of government. New Prime Minister Tony Abbott, who will be officially sworn in next week, vowed in his election campaign to make...
  6. Visas and immigration
    Hello everyone, I've been offered a position at a company in Australia and I should be applying for a 457 visa. As far as I know, it is important that I got me degree at an educational institution recognised by the government of Australia. I was wondering how I can check if it's recognized...
  7. Visas and immigration
    The Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) and the New South Wales Farmers Association are working together to raise awareness about the benefits of the skilled migration program for the agricultural sector. Departmental officers will be conducting face to face meetings at the NSW...
  8. General chit-chat and news
    New money is to be poured into the digital economy in Australia to give more businesses online opportunities and increase the number of households with access to high speed broadband by 2020, it has been announced. The Government will also provide $23.8 million over the next three years to help...
  9. Jobs and work
    The Australian Government's positive response to the National Resources Sector Employment Taskforce (NRSET) has been welcomed by industry as part of a nationwide effort to address the country's serious skill shortages. More workers are needed if Australia is to deal with the growing economic...
  10. Visas and immigration
    After two weeks of political horse-trading, Australia's political leadership is near to forging deals to be able to form a minority government for the first time in forty years. The formation of the government though hangs in the balance and three independent MPs hold the power to elect either...
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