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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 »

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

Malcolm Turnbull is continuing his pitch to assert “Australian values” and national identity by toughening the requirements that people seeking Australian citizenship will have to meet. Changes to be announced by Turnbull and Immigration Minister Peter ...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 »

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 »

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 »

Web developers, IT support, cable joiners removed from new 457 visa job list - ZDNet

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has spent the past 12 hours filling the gaps in the announcement he made on Tuesday regarding abolishing the existing Temporary Work (Skilled) 457 visa. The 457 visa currently used by about 95,000 foreign ...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 »

Universities fear 457 visa changes will harm ability to attract academic talent - The Guardian

Lack of pathway to citizenship will make Australia less appealing to the best researchers, Group of Eight says. Ben Doherty · @bendohertycorro. Wed 19 Apr 2017 21.35 EDT First published on Wed 19 Apr 2017 20.21 EDT. Share on Facebook · Share on ...and more »