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, ...

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 ...

More terrible ideas for a failed gas market - MacroBusiness (blog)

…it is not often that Opposition Leader Bill Shorten extracts simple clarity from massive complexity. But he really did hit the nail on its proverbial on Tuesday in saying it is “literally crazy” that export customers are buying Australian gas cheaper ...

Market intervention will not boost gas investment - The Australian

Malcolm Turnbull tried to sound positive after his meeting yesterday with gas industry executives and the Australian Energy Market Operator. The last two sentences of the Prime Minister's press release, however, showed the problems facing consumers ...

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 ...

'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.

Turnbull to make Australian citizenship test tougher - Yahoo7 News

Becoming an Australian citizen is about to get harder as the Prime Minister prepares to announce tougher citizenship requirements, following his 457 visa shake-up. Close. Play Video. Play. Mute. Current Time 0:00. /. Duration Time 0:00. Loaded: 0%. 0:00.

457 visa abolished, Malcolm Turnbull says fewer jobs for foreigners - The Australian

Atlassian co-founder Michael Cannon-Brookes has welcomed the Turnbull Government's new foreign worker scheme as being “logical” and applauded the scrapping of the old 457 visa scheme for removing categories which were nothing to do with ...

Watchdog to keep eye on Australian gas prices - Herald Sun

THE gas industry will be monitored by the corporate watchdog to ensure affordable gas is made available to Australian homes and businesses. Treasurer Scott Morrison has directed the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission to use its inquiry ...

Graham Richardson: PM must now own 457 visa issue, not just visit - The Australian

It has taken the best part of two years for Malcolm Turnbull to show us that he is not just a dithering, risk-averse insider. This week he finally demonstrated the agility and innovation he has so often talked about. In his early days as Prime Minister ...

David Hayes fears Malcolm Turnbull's 457 visa crackdown could bring racing industry 'to its knees' - The Sydney Morning Herald

The Australian racing industry is on the brink of being "brought to its knees" by Malcolm Turnbull's crackdown on the importation of skilled migrant workers as trainers across the country scramble to find alternative employment avenues. Racing ...

Why Santos owns the gas crisis - The Australian Financial Review

That Kevin Gallagher has become pretty media shy in the gathering gas supply storm is understandable given the starring role Santos has played in its creation. David Mariuz. by Matthew Stevens. It was encouraging to see the conversation-shy Santos ...