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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 »

'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 »

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 ...and more »

Australia Plans to Raise More Barriers to Citizenship - New York Times

DARWIN, Australia — When Nhan Do heard that Australia planned to make it more difficult to become a citizen of the country he had called home for 25 years, he was overcome with confusion. “I have to ask, Why do they keep making it harder?” said Mr. Do ...and more »

Grattan on Friday: Malcolm Turnbull forges 'values' into political weaponry - The Conversation AU

Malcolm Turnbull's spectacular elevation of “Australian values” raises questions about his own values. In particular, has he once again forfeited his political integrity? This week's targeting of foreign skilled workers and the new, tougher citizenship ...and more »

457 visa ban first step in immigration crackdown - The Australian Financial Review

The Turnbull government's major crackdown on the use of foreign workers is part of a broader set of measures designed to tighten immigration law and improve "social cohesion", which could include issuing P-Plates to budding migrants. In a move which ...and more »

Australian Rules Would Make So-Called 457 Visa Harder for Migrants - New York Times

SYDNEY, Australia — Saying he was “putting Australians first,” Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced plans on Tuesday to replace a special visa category that allows some temporary foreign workers to enter Australia. The rules would make it harder ...and more »

Australia to abolish 457 immigration work visa - ZDNet

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has announced that he will be abolishing the existing 457 visa, which is currently used by temporary foreign workers to gain employment in the country. In a video shared online, Turnbull said the 457 visa will ...and more »

Cooks, coders and carpenters: Can you get the new 457 visa? - SBS

INTERACTIVE: The popular permanent residency pathway has been blocked for people in jobs representing more than half of Australia's temporary foreign skilled workforce. Updated Updated 19 April 2017. By Jackson Gothe-Snape. Visa entitlements have ...and more »

Kiwis face four-year wait to Australian citizenship under rules announced today - New Zealand Herald

Tens of thousands of Kiwis face a long slog to get citizenship in Australia after Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced tough new rules today. From today, applicants for citizenship must have been a permanent resident for four years - up from one ...and more »