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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 »

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 »

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 »

Explainer: the proposed changes to Australian citizenship - The Conversation AU

A cohesive multicultural society such as Australia requires a core level of integration among its members. AAP/Lukas Coch. Explainer: the proposed changes to Australian citizenship. April 19, 2017 10.57pm EDT. Alex Reilly. Author. Alex Reilly. Alex ...and more »

Government to lengthen permanent residency period for aspiring citizens - The Conversation AU

Michelle Grattan does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organization that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment. Partners. University of ...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 »

Citizenship changes revealed: Fluent English, four years of residency, Australian values - The Australian

Prospective Australian citizens will need to have fluent English, four years of residency, Australian values, and a demonstrated capacity to integrate as part of an overhaul of the citizenship test announced by the Turnbull government this morning ...and more »

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

Michelle Grattan does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organization that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment. Partners. University of ...and more »

'Pure lunacy': University heads warn Turnbull visa changes will gut teaching staff - SBS

The head of the Australian National University says 50 per cent of his academics are international and the Government's visa changes would make it difficult to run 'world-class' universities. Updated Updated 20 April 2017. By James Elton-Pym ...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. Key points: Migrants with ...and more »