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

New 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

More terrible ideas for a failed gas market - MacroBusiness (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 ...

Market intervention will not boost gas investment - The Australian

Malcolm 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 ...

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

The 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 ...

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 ...

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

The 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 ...

PM unveils get-tough Aussie values citizenship exam - Herald Sun

MIGRANTS seeking Australian citizenship will face tough new tests on their English skills and be probed on their cultural values and attitudes to women. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will on Thursday announce the biggest changes in citizenship ...

Citizenship test toughened under immigration crackdown - The Australian Financial Review

Peter Dutton and Malcolm Turnbull are implementing a number of new initiatives aimed at cracking down on immigration. Alex Ellinghausen. Phillip Coorey. Share on Facebook · Share on twitter. by Phillip Coorey. Budding Australians will face a much ...

PM unveils tough new citizenship rules - Courier Mail

MIGRANTS 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 ...

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

Would-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 ...

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

More 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 ...

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

“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 ...

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

Prime 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 ...

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

PRIME 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 ...

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

Group 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 ...

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

The 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 ...

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

IRISH 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 ...

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

MELBOURNE, 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 ...