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In Touch With Trump Administration: India On US Changes To H-1B Programme - NDTV;

In Touch With Trump Administration: India On US Changes To H-1B Programme - NDTV

NDTVIn Touch With Trump Administration: India On US Changes To H-1B ProgrammeNDTVNew Delhi: Amid concerns over the US' changed H1-B visa programme, India said today it was in touch with the Trump administration and making "full assessment" of its impact on Indian professionals. External Affairs Ministry Spokesman Gopal Baglay said ...and more »

Govt has failed to protect interests of Indian youths: Cong on - Business Standard

Govt has failed to protect interests of Indian youths: Cong onBusiness StandardThe government has "utterly failed" to protect the interests of the Indian youth seeking job opportunities in the US and Australia after the two countries tightened rules for work visas. Congress spokesperson Manish Tewari said the decision of the ...and more »

Visa curbs: India in touch with US, Australia , says MEA - Livemint;

Visa curbs: India in touch with US, Australia , says MEA - Livemint

LivemintVisa curbs: India in touch with US, Australia , says MEALivemintExternal affairs ministry spokesman Gopal Baglay said India was also in touch with the Australian government regarding the changes in that country's work visa programme. Photo: Mint. New Delhi: Amid concerns over the US' changed H1-B visa programme, ...and more »

H1B visa: MEA says in touch with US, making assessment of impact - Financial Express;

H1B visa: MEA says in touch with US, making assessment of impact - Financial Express

Financial ExpressH1B visa: MEA says in touch with US, making assessment of impactFinancial ExpressThe Ministry of External Affairs on Wednesday told reporters that the government was in touch with the United States government and was making full assessment of the impact on the US' decision on the H1B visa. By: FE Online | Updated: April 19, 2017 10 ...and more »

How long until the permanent migrant intake is cut? - MacroBusiness (blog);

How long until the permanent migrant intake is cut? - MacroBusiness (blog)

MacroBusiness (blog)How long until the permanent migrant intake is cut?MacroBusiness (blog)The announcement on Tuesday that the Turnbull Government would reform Australia's “skilled” temporary visa system, by abolishing 457 visas in favour of a new stricter visa system, has signaled that the unholy political consensus backing mass ...and more »

More terrible ideas for a failed gas market - MacroBusiness (blog)

More terrible ideas for a failed gas marketMacroBusiness (blog)…it is not often that Opposition Leader Bill Shorten extracts simple clarity from massive complexity. But he really did hit the nail on its proverbial on Tuesday in saying it is “literally crazy” that export customers are buying Australian gas cheaper ...and more »

Market intervention will not boost gas investment - The Australian

Market intervention will not boost gas investmentThe AustralianMalcolm Turnbull tried to sound positive after his meeting yesterday with gas industry executives and the Australian Energy Market Operator. The last two sentences of the Prime Minister's press release, however, showed the problems facing consumers ...and more »

Turnbull cracks down on citizenship rules - 9news.com.au

Turnbull cracks down on citizenship rules9news.com.auThe Turnbull government is tightening the requirements for Australian citizenship, with applicants to face a stand-alone English test and asked to commit to embracing Australian values. Applicants will also be required to have lived in Australia as a ...and more »

Migration does Australia good, 457 visas all the more so - The Sydney Morning Herald;

Migration does Australia good, 457 visas all the more so - The Sydney Morning Herald

The Sydney Morning HeraldMigration does Australia good, 457 visas all the more soThe Sydney Morning HeraldWhere were you the night Bob Hawke abolished unemployment benefits? I was taking notes, stunned. Then I kept listening and heard he was planning a replacement; something called Newstart. It would be similar, but with different conditions. Malcolm ...and more »

Aus visa move unlikely to impact Indian IT workers: Nasscom - Business Standard

Aus visa move unlikely to impact Indian IT workers: NasscomBusiness StandardThe Australian government's move to eliminate the 457 visa category would not have a major impact on visas granted to Indian IT workers, industry body Nasscom said today. "... It is a surprise and seems to be have been driven by domestic political ...and more »

Turnbull draws Trump comparisons amid immigration, citizenship crackdown - The New Daily;

Turnbull draws Trump comparisons amid immigration, citizenship crackdown - The New Daily

The New DailyTurnbull draws Trump comparisons amid immigration, citizenship crackdownThe New DailyPrime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has brushed off suggestions he is channelling Donald Trump as the government embarks on a wider immigration and citizenship crackdown. Mr Turnbull on Wednesday flagged more changes to Australia's citizenship and ...and more »

Concerns 457 visa changes will create 'guest worker' system - SBS;

Concerns 457 visa changes will create 'guest worker' system - SBS

SBSConcerns 457 visa changes will create 'guest worker' systemSBSThe government's 457 visa reform could lead to a "guest worker"-style system in Australia, the Migration Council warns. By. Jackson Gothe-Snape, James Elton-Pym. 19 Apr 2017 - 8:19 PM UPDATED YESTERDAY 8:50 PM ...and more »

Irish workers told of ways to legally work in Australia following the scrapping of the 457 Visa scheme - The Irish Sun;

Irish workers told of ways to legally work in Australia following the scrapping of the 457 Visa scheme - The Irish Sun

The Irish SunIrish workers told of ways to legally work in Australia following the scrapping of the 457 Visa schemeThe Irish SunIRISH workers have been told not to worry after the scrapping of the 457 visa scheme to Australia sparked panic. Irish visa experts visafirst.com said they were inundated with a flurry of calls from “frantic” people concerned about their plans to work ...and more »

Australian govt "encouraged" by steps to avert gas crunch, but says more to be done - Daily Mail

Australian govt "encouraged" by steps to avert gas crunch, but says more to be doneDaily MailMELBOURNE, April 19 (Reuters) - The Australian government said it was "encouraged" on steps taken to avert a gas crisis after meeting on Wednesday with producers and the energy market operator, but it held out the threat of regulatory steps to address ...and more »

Universities cry foul over axing of 457 visas - The Sydney Morning Herald;

Universities cry foul over axing of 457 visas - The Sydney Morning Herald

The Sydney Morning HeraldUniversities cry foul over axing of 457 visasThe Sydney Morning HeraldIt'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 »

Government to announce $300m training fund amid 457 visa changes, skills shortage concern - ABC Online;

Government to announce $300m training fund amid 457 visa changes, skills shortage concern - ABC Online

ABC OnlineGovernment to announce $300m training fund amid 457 visa changes, skills shortage concernABC OnlineA $300 million training fund will be used to bolster skills for young Australians and redeployed workers, amid fears the Federal Government's changes to migration visas system will further exacerbate the nation's skills shortage.and more »

457 visa abolished, Malcolm Turnbull says fewer jobs for foreigners - The Australian;

457 visa abolished, Malcolm Turnbull says fewer jobs for foreigners - The Australian

The Australian457 visa abolished, Malcolm Turnbull says fewer jobs for foreignersThe AustralianAtlassian co-founder Michael Cannon-Brookes has welcomed the Turnbull Government's new foreign worker scheme as being “logical” and applauded the scrapping of the old 457 visa scheme for removing categories which were nothing to do with ...and more »

Watchdog to keep eye on Australian gas prices - Herald Sun;

Watchdog to keep eye on Australian gas prices - Herald Sun

Herald SunWatchdog to keep eye on Australian gas pricesHerald SunTHE gas industry will be monitored by the corporate watchdog to ensure affordable gas is made available to Australian homes and businesses. Treasurer Scott Morrison has directed the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission to use its inquiry ...and more »

Graham Richardson: PM must now own 457 visa issue, not just visit - The Australian;

Graham Richardson: PM must now own 457 visa issue, not just visit - The Australian

The AustralianGraham Richardson: PM must now own 457 visa issue, not just visitThe AustralianIt has taken the best part of two years for Malcolm Turnbull to show us that he is not just a dithering, risk-averse insider. This week he finally demonstrated the agility and innovation he has so often talked about. In his early days as Prime Minister ...and more »

Why Santos owns the gas crisis - The Australian Financial Review;

Why Santos owns the gas crisis - The Australian Financial Review

The Australian Financial ReviewWhy Santos owns the gas crisisThe Australian Financial ReviewThat Kevin Gallagher has become pretty media shy in the gathering gas supply storm is understandable given the starring role Santos has played in its creation. David Mariuz. by Matthew Stevens. It was encouraging to see the conversation-shy Santos ...and more »