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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 »

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 »

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

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

Christian Science MonitorFollowing US lead, Australia and New Zealand restrict visas for skilled foreignersChristian Science MonitorTheir 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?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 »

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 »

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

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

The AustralianUniversities dismayed by 457 visa threat to senior academic staffThe AustralianVice-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 »

Australian visa move unlikely to impact Indian IT workers: Nasscom - Financial Express;

Australian visa move unlikely to impact Indian IT workers: Nasscom - Financial Express

Financial ExpressAustralian visa move unlikely to impact Indian IT workers: NasscomFinancial ExpressThe 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. By: PTI | New Delhi | Published: April 19, 2017 7:25 PM. 0. Shares. Facebook ...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 »

Visa changes a fine balancing act - Courier Mail;

Visa changes a fine balancing act - Courier Mail

Courier MailVisa changes a fine balancing actCourier MailONE 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.and more »

PM unveils tough new citizenship rules - Courier Mail;

PM unveils tough new citizenship rules - Courier Mail

Courier MailPM unveils tough new citizenship rulesCourier MailMIGRANTS wanting to become citizens will have to sit tougher English tests, face questions about Australian values and live here longer before they can apply, the Turnbull Government will announce today. It is the second major immigration policy ...and more »

'Speak English, respect our values': Malcolm Turnbull's next citizenship crackdown - The Sydney Morning Herald;

'Speak English, respect our values': Malcolm Turnbull's next citizenship crackdown - The Sydney Morning Herald

The Sydney Morning Herald'Speak English, respect our values': Malcolm Turnbull's next citizenship crackdownThe Sydney Morning HeraldWould-be Australians will face tough new hurdles – including a new English language and "Australian values" test – and have to wait several more years before being eligible for citizenship, under a major shake-up of the migration program. Migrants ...and more »

Bill Shorten claims 77pc of 457 visa workers excluded from checks thanks to FTAs - ABC Online;

Bill Shorten claims 77pc of 457 visa workers excluded from checks thanks to FTAs - ABC Online

ABC OnlineBill Shorten claims 77pc of 457 visa workers excluded from checks thanks to FTAsABC OnlineMore than three-quarters of foreign workers employed under the Government's new visa system would be free to work without any labour market testing, because of exemptions under Free Trade Agreements, according to Labor. Labour market testing, a key ...and more »

'Australia first' 457 visa changes spark cheers, fears - Livemint;

'Australia first' 457 visa changes spark cheers, fears - Livemint

Livemint'Australia first' 457 visa changes spark cheers, fearsLivemint“The 457 visa is abolished. It will be replaced by a new system that will be manifestly, rigorously, resolutely conducted in the national interest to put Australians and Australian jobs first,” Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said. Photo: Reuters ...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 »

Why Australia's 457 visa system is a rort and needs to be reformed - NEWS.com.au;

Why Australia's 457 visa system is a rort and needs to be reformed - NEWS.com.au

NEWS.com.auWhy Australia's 457 visa system is a rort and needs to be reformedNEWS.com.auPRIME Minister Malcolm Turnbull says Australia's 457 visa system has become a rort, and the data shows he could be right. Professor Lesleyanne Hawthorne has analysed eight years of statistics from the 457 visa system and told news.com.au there were ...and more »

457 visa changes may stop universities hiring 'super talents' - The Australian Financial Review;

457 visa changes may stop universities hiring 'super talents' - The Australian Financial Review

The Australian Financial Review457 visa changes may stop universities hiring 'super talents'The Australian Financial ReviewGroup of Eight universities chair Peter Hoj said the abolition of 457 visas was likely to have unintended consequences. Glenn Hunt. Share on twitter · Share on Google Plus. by Tim Dodd. Universities have warned Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull that some ...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 »