In Touch With US, Australia Govts on Visa Issues: India - News18

New Delhi: Amid concerns over the US' changed H1B visa programme, India said on Wednesday it was in touch with the Trump administration and making "full assessment" of its impact on Indian professionals. External Affairs Ministry Spokesman Gopal ...

Visa policy changes: India in touch with US, Australia - Business Standard

With US President Donald Trump ordering tougher conditions for issuance of H-1B visas and Australia deciding to abolish the 457 Visa system, India on Wednesday said it is in touch with both governments. Indians are the biggest beneficiaries of the two ...

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

The 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 ...

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

External 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, ...

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

The 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 ...

Following US lead, Australia and New Zealand restrict visas for skilled foreigners - Christian Science Monitor

Their move echoes the United States' 'America First' policy, but critics have decried the move as mostly political posturing. Monitor's Best: Top 5. WIPP seals off nuclear waste for 10,000 years. Should it be a model for storage? Trump voters discontented?

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 ...

Turnbull toughens citizenship test - The Australian

The Turnbull government has embarked on a wholesale redrafting of Australia's citizenship laws that will force applicants to pass a higher-standard English language test, extend the residency requirement from one year to four, and demand evidence of ...

Government may be forced to step in, Turnbull warns gas sector - The Australian

Malcolm Turnbull has warned that the government may further intervene to help deliver affordable gas prices for Australian households and businesses after expressing his “concern” over energy companies' failure to produce a plan to increase supply.

Yapping Shorten would keep Indian billionaire at bay - The Australian

There are any number of reasons why many Australians have not warmed to Bill Shorten. On a two-party preferred basis, Labor has a comfortable lead thanks to the determination of certain members of the Turnbull government to keep their fingers firmly on ...

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 ...

Turnbull cracks down on citizenship rules - SBS

Malcolm Turnbull is cracking down on the requirements around securing Australian citizenship, days after overhauling the temporary foreign worker visa system. Source: AAP. 20 Apr 2017 - 12:08 AM UPDATED 53 MINS AGO ...

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 ...

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

Prime Minister Narerndra Modi along with his Australian counterpart Malcolm Turnbull travel in Metro train in New Delhi on Monday. Photo: PTI. ALSO READ. Nasscom set to cut growth forecast Campus hiring drops: Infosys, TCS, Wipro focus on reskilling ...

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

Where 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 ...

Australia first' foreign visa changes spark cheers, fears - Gulf Today

SYDNEY: Australia's controversial decision to scrap a visa programme for temporary foreign workers got a mixed response on Wednesday, with critics slamming it as spin over substance and pandering to anti-immigration rhetoric. The "457 visa" allows ...

Our Country, Our Rules: Citizenship program changes welcome - dailytelegraph.com.au

It might be two years too late but finally the Australian government appears to be learning from the European and UK experiences of the damaging and destabilising effects of multiculturalism, unrestricted immigration, and Islamic terrorism.

Government to lengthen permanent residency period for aspiring citizens - The Conversation AU

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India And China Accounted For 82% Of US H-1B Visas In 2016 [Infographic] - Forbes

During a visit to a tool factory in Kenosha, Wisc., on Tuesday, President Trump signed an executive order reviewing a temporary visa program that allows companies to fill jobs with "skilled" foreign workers. The H-1B program has become the subject of ...

Visa changes a fine balancing act - Courier Mail

ONE of the great skills of long-serving prime ministers such as Bob Hawke or John Howard was an ability to read the barometer of public mood, and then craft a policy response that appealed to sometimes populist sentiment but was backed by substance.