Posts Tagged ‘Australian Department of Immigration’

In-Depth: 457 Visa Changes

On 18 April 2017, the Australian Government announced changes to the skilled worker visa program, including the 457 visa and employer nominated permanent residence visas. Some of the changes seem to implement recommendations of an independent review into the integrity of the temporary work (skilled) visa (Subclass 457) programme conducted in 2014. The integrity review panel looked at…

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We all benefit from having migrant workers

Over the past few years, migrant workers have become the default political solution for policy problems. Not enough jobs? That’s because foreigners are stealing them. Wages aren’t going up? That’s because foreigners drag them down. Graduates aren’t finding positions? That’s because skilled worker visas are being given out too easily. Maybe there is something to…

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