In Touch With US, Australia Govts on Visa Issues: India - News18

New Delhi: Amid concerns over the US' changed H1B visa programme, India said on Wednesday it was in touch with the Trump administration and making "full assessment" of its impact on Indian professionals. External Affairs Ministry Spokesman Gopal ...

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 ...

Govt has failed to protect interests of Indian youths: Cong on - Business Standard

The government has "utterly failed" to protect the interests of the Indian youth seeking job opportunities in the US and Australia after the two countries tightened rules for work visas. Congress spokesperson Manish Tewari said the decision of the ...

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 ...

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

Their 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?

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.

Turnbull Government To Add 'Australian Values' To Tough New Citizenship Rules - Huffington Post Australia

It's now to be three strikes on a "more meaningful" test and you'll wait for two years. 19/04/2017 9:21 PM AEST | Updated 57 minutes ago. Karen Barlow Politics Editor, HuffPost Australia. Fairfax. Applicants will be asked to show steps they have taken ...

'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.