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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 »

'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 »

Citizenship changes revealed: Fluent English, four years of residency, Australian values - The Australian

Prospective Australian citizens will need to have fluent English, four years of residency, Australian values, and a demonstrated capacity to integrate as part of an overhaul of the citizenship test announced by the Turnbull government this morning ...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 »

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 »

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 »

Malcolm Turnbull's 457 visa crackdown shifts politics and moves the economy - The Australian Financial Review

Beyond the anti-immigration political rhetoric Malcolm Turnbull's visa overhaul embraces and also presages, the change to temporary migration will have a profound impact on the economy. David Rowe. Laura Tingle Woodcut. Share on Facebook · Share on ...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 »

Worst of old 457 visa system will carry over into the new - The Sydney Morning Herald

The new temporary visa program will carry over the worst aspect of the old 457 visa program. The core problem with the 457 visa system is its failure to prevent overseas workers from being hired on cheap wages for jobs that Australians have the skills ...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 »