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457 visa to be reformed; new premium investor visa to be created in Australia

Posted by jaypee 38 days ago Australia
http://www.australiaforum.com —

Australia’s 457 visa programme for skilled migrants is to be reformed with strong safeguards against abuse, the government has announced.

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Asian economies will pull top migrants away from Australia - Immigration Daily News - Migration Alliance

Posted by charlon 48 days ago Australia
http://migrationalliance.com.au — A cumbersome and slow migration process in Australia is potentially causing the ‘best brains’ to look elsewhere with some experts saying that Australia is at risk of squandering the benefits of immigration, reports the SBS. Read More
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Australia Alarms Rights Groups With Deal to Resettle Refugees in Cambodia

Posted by jaypee 59 days ago Australia
http://www.nytimes.com —

SYDNEY, Australia — Australia signed an agreement with Cambodia on Friday to resettle refugees there, despite strong protests from human rights groups that believe Australia is breaking international laws.

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Cheaper foreign workers under new Federal Government plan

Posted by jaypee 87 days ago Australia
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LABOR has warned bringing in foreign workers on lower wages would reduce Australian wages.

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NT's Ichthys project: move to relax 457 visas 'an attack on young unemployed'

Posted by jaypee 105 days ago Australia
http://www.theguardian.com —

Employers in the Northern Territory are to be given concessions for employing foreign workers to fill a labour gap created by the $34bn Ichthys gas project but the Greens and trade unions have labelled it an attack on young unemployed Australians.

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Top End to get easier access to foreign workers for gas projects

Posted by jaypee 105 days ago Australia
http://www.smh.com.au —

The federal government will make it easier for employers across Northern Australia to import guest workers as the $34 billion Ichthys gas project creates labour shortages in the Top End.




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Call for migration rort crackdown as data reveals foreign workers snare net job growth

Posted by jaypee 109 days ago Australia
http://www.smh.com.au —

A new report using fresh federal government data has found recent overseas-born arrivals to Australia have "taken almost all of the net job growth" since 2011.




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Australia told Lankan asylum seekers to return to India on lifeboats

Posted by jacobo 110 days ago Australia
http://www.omantribune.com —

SYDNEY Asylum seekers held on an Australian customs vessel at sea for weeks were given lifeboats and told to make their own way back to India, a lawyer for the group said on Monday.

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