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'They're not flipping burgers': Universities cry foul over axing of 457 visas - The Sydney Morning Herald

It's the key question for universities grappling with the Turnbull government's abolition of 457 visas: can they still bring in the big brains they often need from overseas? As part of the changes ushered in by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on ...and more »

Universities dismayed by 457 visa threat to senior academic staff - The Australian

Vice-chancellors of the nation's leading universities say the government crackdown on 457 visas and its removal of more than 200 jobs from its skilled occupation list — including life scientists, civil engineers, historians, microbiologists and ...and more »

'Pure lunacy': University heads warn Turnbull visa changes will gut teaching staff - SBS

The head of the Australian National University says 50 per cent of his academics are international and the Government's visa changes would make it difficult to run 'world-class' universities. Updated Updated 20 April 2017. By James Elton-Pym ...and more »

Scientists fear 457 visa changes will hinder research; universities seeking urgent clarification - ABC Online

Scientists fear the changes to the 457 visa system could have major unforeseen consequences for Australia's cutting edge research labs. Key points: Fears the changes will make it harder to employ people who've just finished doctorates overseas ...and more »

Malcolm Turnbull's new visa jobs list would affect just 9 per cent of 457 holders: Shorten - The Sydney Morning Herald

It was billed as an "Australians first" game-changer that would give local workers priority over foreigners for local jobs. Play Video. Play. Mute. 0:00. /. 0:00. Loaded: 0%. Progress: 0%. Stream TypeLIVE. 0:00. Playback Rate. 1x. Chapters. Chapters ...and more »

Australian citizenship law changes mean migrants will face tougher tests - ABC Online

The Federal Government has announced sweeping changes to the nation's citizenship laws, with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull declaring that new arrivals must prize "Australian values" and prove their commitment to the nation. Key points: Migrants with ...and more »

Government abolishing 457 visas, Malcolm Turnbull says - ABC Online

The Federal Government will abolish the 457 visa and replace it with two new visas, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says. Key points: The move is about "jobs for Australians," the PM says; Number of occupations eligible for two-year visa will be ...and more »

457 visa program axed by Malcolm Turnbull - The Australian

The Turnbull government is abolishing 457 visas for skilled migrants and replacing it with a tighter program. In a Facebook-first announcement, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said the temporary visas for foreign workers would be replaced by a new ...and more »

Government's 457 visa reforms threaten research, innovation - The Australian

Australia is home to some of the world's leading universities and researchers. It's partly because we have welcomed researchers from all over the world to pursue their careers with us, whether in the life sciences, natural sciences, social sciences ...and more »

Malcolm Turnbull to abolish 457 immigration work visas - The Sydney Morning Herald

The Turnbull government has cracked down on foreign worker visas and adopted an "Australians first" approach to skilled migration, scrapping the controversial 457 visa program and announcing a much stricter replacement. Two new temporary skills ...and more »