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'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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Turnbull Tightens Australian Citizenship Test in Migration Crackdown - Bloomberg

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull tightened Australian citizenship rules in a further crackdown on immigration as his government seeks to boost its flagging popularity. Applicants will have to wait four years before applying for citizenship instead of ...and more »

Australian citizenship law changes mean migrants will face tougher tests - ABC Online

The Federal Government has announced sweeping changes to the nation's citizenship laws, with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull declaring that new arrivals must prize "Australian values" and prove their commitment to the nation.and more »

Australia scraps temporary visas for skilled workers - The Register

Australia will scrap its visas for skilled temporary workers. Government data on “457 visas” shows that 24,270 have been granted between July 1st, 2016 and December 31st of that year. That number puts Australia on target to match the typical quantity ...and more »

Malcolm Turnbull's 457 visa crackdown shifts politics and moves the economy - The Australian Financial Review

Beyond the anti-immigration political rhetoric Malcolm Turnbull's visa overhaul embraces and also presages, the change to temporary migration will have a profound impact on the economy. David Rowe. Laura Tingle Woodcut. Share on Facebook · Share on ...and more »

Abolition of 457 visa is more a political stunt than serious change - The Australian Financial Review

Prime Minister's Malcolm Turnbull plan to abolish 457 visas has predictably attracted much attention. But when he announced he would replace the skilled visa with a new skilled visa, the 'abolition' started to smack of a political stunt. Many of the ...and more »

Government abolishing 457 visas, Malcolm Turnbull says - ABC Online

The Federal Government will abolish the 457 visa and replace it with two new visas, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says. Key points: The move is about "jobs for Australians," the PM says; Number of occupations eligible for two-year visa will be ...and more »