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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 »

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 »

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 »

'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 »

Business welcomes 457 visa changes, warns on red tape - The Sydney Morning Herald

Sweeping changes to the skilled migration program have been broadly welcomed by business although there are some concerns over new language requirements and implementation. Business Council of Australia chief executive Jennifer Westacott said the ...and more »

What You Need To Know About The 457 Working Visa Changes - Huffington Post Australia

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced on Tuesday that Australia will kill off the 457 temporary working visa program, replacing it with a new framework with fewer spots and more stringent requirements. But if you're one of the 95,000 people ...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 »

Malcolm Turnbull targets Labor over 'Australian values' citizenship quiz - The Sydney Morning Herald

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has demanded Labor support a major shake-up of Australian's citizenship laws, calling on the opposition to back new values-based questions that would focus on domestic violence, female genital mutilation and arranged ...and more »