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Australia's 457 visa scheme under government inquiry

14:44 15/12/2006
• Watch This Video Australia 's premium skilled foreign-worker visa scheme (commonly referred to as the 457 visa) has caused some controversy this year, and the federal government is now launching a...

Australia offers more work and holiday visas for Chileans

15:20 14/11/2006
• Watch This Video Australia has raised the Work and Holiday Visa annual quota for Chilean nationals from 100 to 500 to help meet demand. The Chilean Work and Holiday Visa (subclass 462) is for young...

Australia - Migration Occupations in Demand List (MODL) update

14:44 26/09/2006
• Watch This Video Updated 20 September, 2006, by government of Australia . SEE : full listing and further information. The Migration Occupations in Demand List (MODL) includes occupations identified...

Australia defends subclass 457 visa amidst immigrant abuse charges

9:20 11/09/2006
• Watch This Video While bitter debate over the use of skilled temporary workers continues in the Australian Parliament , a conservative think tank issued a report arguing against importing Pacific...

Australia welcomes 61 refugee families for permanent resettlement

14:52 30/08/2006
• Watch This Video Australia has again opened its doors and given refuge and new hope and a new home to the latest groups of some 200 refugees. Australia's Minister for Immigration, Senator Amanda...

Australian meat industry to get deal on temporary workers

14:31 04/08/2006
• Watch This Video The Australian meat industry will be given greater scope to import temporary skilled workers in a deal being negotiated after investigation of alleged abuses of the present scheme...