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

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

News18In Touch With US, Australia Govts on Visa Issues: IndiaNews18Amid concerns over the US' changed H1B visa programme, India said today it was in touch with the Trump administration and making "full assessment" of its impact on Indian professionals. External Affairs Ministry Spokesman Gopal Baglay said India was ...and more »

Visa policy changes: India in touch with US, Australia - Business Standard;

Visa policy changes: India in touch with US, Australia - Business Standard

Business StandardVisa policy changes: India in touch with US, AustraliaBusiness StandardWith 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 ...and more »

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

Govt has failed to protect interests of Indian youths: Cong onBusiness StandardThe 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 ...and more »

Visa curbs: India in touch with US, Australia , says MEA - Livemint;

Visa curbs: India in touch with US, Australia , says MEA - Livemint

LivemintVisa curbs: India in touch with US, Australia , says MEALivemintExternal 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, ...and more »

H1B visa: MEA says in touch with US, making assessment of impact - Financial Express;

H1B visa: MEA says in touch with US, making assessment of impact - Financial Express

Financial ExpressH1B visa: MEA says in touch with US, making assessment of impactFinancial ExpressThe 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 ...and more »

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

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

Christian Science MonitorFollowing US lead, Australia and New Zealand restrict visas for skilled foreignersChristian Science MonitorTheir 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?and more »

How long until the permanent migrant intake is cut? - MacroBusiness (blog);

How long until the permanent migrant intake is cut? - MacroBusiness (blog)

MacroBusiness (blog)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 ...and more »

Turnbull toughens citizenship test - The Australian;

Turnbull toughens citizenship test - The Australian

The AustralianTurnbull toughens citizenship testThe AustralianThe Turnbull government has embarked on a wholesale redrafting of Australia's citizenship laws that will force applicants to pass a higher-standard English language test, extend the residency requirement from one year to four, and demand evidence of ...and more »

Government may be forced to step in, Turnbull warns gas sector - The Australian;

Government may be forced to step in, Turnbull warns gas sector - The Australian

The AustralianGovernment may be forced to step in, Turnbull warns gas sectorThe AustralianMalcolm Turnbull has warned that the government may further intervene to help deliver affordable gas prices for Australian households and businesses after expressing his “concern” over energy companies' failure to produce a plan to increase supply.and more »

Government's 457 visa reforms threaten research, innovation - The Australian;

Government's 457 visa reforms threaten research, innovation - The Australian

The AustralianGovernment's 457 visa reforms threaten research, innovationThe AustralianAustralia 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 »

Turnbull cracks down on citizenship rules - SBS

Turnbull cracks down on citizenship rulesSBSMalcolm Turnbull is cracking down on the requirements around securing Australian citizenship, days after overhauling the temporary foreign worker visa system. Source: AAP. 20 Apr 2017 - 12:08 AM UPDATED 53 MINS AGO ...and more »

Universities dismayed by 457 visa threat to senior academic staff - The Australian;

Universities dismayed by 457 visa threat to senior academic staff - The Australian

The AustralianUniversities dismayed by 457 visa threat to senior academic staffThe AustralianVice-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 »

Australian visa move unlikely to impact Indian IT workers: Nasscom - Business Standard;

Australian visa move unlikely to impact Indian IT workers: Nasscom - Business Standard

Business StandardAustralian visa move unlikely to impact Indian IT workers: NasscomBusiness StandardPrime Minister Narerndra Modi along with his Australian counterpart Malcolm Turnbull travel in Metro train in New Delhi on Monday. Photo: PTI. ALSO READ. Nasscom set to cut growth forecast Campus hiring drops: Infosys, TCS, Wipro focus on reskilling ...and more »

Migration does Australia good, 457 visas all the more so - The Sydney Morning Herald;

Migration does Australia good, 457 visas all the more so - The Sydney Morning Herald

The Sydney Morning HeraldMigration does Australia good, 457 visas all the more soThe Sydney Morning HeraldWhere 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 ...and more »

Australia first' foreign visa changes spark cheers, fears - Gulf Today

Australia first' foreign visa changes spark cheers, fearsGulf TodaySYDNEY: Australia's controversial decision to scrap a visa programme for temporary foreign workers got a mixed response on Wednesday, with critics slamming it as spin over substance and pandering to anti-immigration rhetoric. The "457 visa" allows ...and more »

India And China Accounted For 82% Of US H-1B Visas In 2016 [Infographic] - Forbes;

India And China Accounted For 82% Of US H-1B Visas In 2016 [Infographic] - Forbes

ForbesIndia And China Accounted For 82% Of US H-1B Visas In 2016 [Infographic]ForbesDuring a visit to a tool factory in Kenosha, Wisc., on Tuesday, President Trump signed an executive order reviewing a temporary visa program that allows companies to fill jobs with "skilled" foreign workers. The H-1B program has become the subject of ...and more »

Visa changes a fine balancing act - Courier Mail;

Visa changes a fine balancing act - Courier Mail

Courier MailVisa changes a fine balancing actCourier MailONE 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.and more »

PM unveils get-tough Aussie values citizenship exam - Herald Sun;

PM unveils get-tough Aussie values citizenship exam - Herald Sun

Herald SunPM unveils get-tough Aussie values citizenship examHerald SunMIGRANTS seeking Australian citizenship will face tough new tests on their English skills and be probed on their cultural values and attitudes to women. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will on Thursday announce the biggest changes in citizenship ...and more »

'Speak English, respect our values': Malcolm Turnbull's next citizenship crackdown - The Sydney Morning Herald;

'Speak English, respect our values': Malcolm Turnbull's next citizenship crackdown - The Sydney Morning Herald

The Sydney Morning Herald'Speak English, respect our values': Malcolm Turnbull's next citizenship crackdownThe Sydney Morning HeraldWould-be Australians will face tough new hurdles – including a new English language and "Australian values" test – and have to wait several more years before being eligible for citizenship, under a major shake-up of the migration program. Migrants ...and more »

Bill Shorten claims 77pc of 457 visa workers excluded from checks thanks to FTAs - ABC Online;

Bill Shorten claims 77pc of 457 visa workers excluded from checks thanks to FTAs - ABC Online

ABC OnlineBill Shorten claims 77pc of 457 visa workers excluded from checks thanks to FTAsABC OnlineMore than three-quarters of foreign workers employed under the Government's new visa system would be free to work without any labour market testing because of exemptions under Free Trade Agreements, according to Labor. Labour market testing, a key ...and more »