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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 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 ...

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.

'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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

India examining consequences of Australia's visa abolition: MEA - onmanorama

New Delhi: India is examining "consequences" of Australia's decision to abolish a popular work visa used by over 95,000 foreign workers, majority of them Indians, and said the issue will also be looked at in the context of free trade talks. The program ...

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

A $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.

Turnbull to make Australian citizenship test tougher - Yahoo7 News

Becoming an Australian citizen is about to get harder as the Prime Minister prepares to announce tougher citizenship requirements, following his 457 visa shake-up. Close. Play Video. Play. Mute. Current Time 0:00. /. Duration Time 0:00. Loaded: 0%. 0:00.

Australia, New Zealand step up nationalist rhetoric with visa curbs on skilled workers - The Indian Express

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Tuesday abolished a temporary work visa popular with foreigners. New Zealand also tightened access to skilled work visas, taking a "Kiwis-first approach." 8. Shares. Facebook · Twitter · Google Plus · Whatsapp.

Malcolm Turnbull is planning more changes Australia's citizenship rules - Business Insider Australia

The prime minister hinted at changes this morning during a speech to the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry in the wake of announcing the end of the 457 working visa program. “Our changes to citizenship will also enable our migration program ...