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New Zealand visas and the need for 1,000 Irish truck drivers

19:59 15/10/2017
Up to 1,000 Irish truck drivers are wanted in New Zealand by recruitment firm, Canstaff. Canstaff claims that New Zealand is struggling to fill driving vacancies internally because young people not...

Australia’s ‘embarrassing’ 457 visa rejected by top scientists after changes

21:30 26/07/2017
Top scientific research positions in Australia are being shunned by talented overseas scientists following a raft of changes to the country’s 457 visa system. Australia’s medical sector claims that...

457 visa changes slammed by Australian business leaders and former WTO chief

23:00 19/07/2017
Australian business leaders, along with a former chief of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), have launched a scathing attack on the Turnbull government over 457 visa changes. Business leaders and...

$5,000 levy for Australian highly-skilled visas

22:18 19/07/2017
After scrapping the 457 visa, the Australian Federal government continued its assault on foreign workers in the federal budget. Scott Morrison, the Australian treasurer has announced a levy on highly...

Australian 457 visa scheme to be scrapped

13:44 05/06/2017
The Australian Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, announced that his government will scrap the 457 visa scheme for skilled temporary foreign workers. A video posted on Mr Turnbull’s Facebook page said...

Australian 457 visa abusers will be ‘named and shamed’ threatens IT Group

23:58 03/06/2017
The IT Professionals Association (IPTA) has demanded greater transparency of the Australian 457 visa scheme after claiming that they have evidence that the system is being widely abused. The...

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