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Labor plan to cancel Australian 457 visas and offshore gas crisis

15:15 13/05/2016
Australia's Labor Party is being warned that offshore oil rigs could be at risk should changes to foreign worker visas, such as the 400 and 457 visas , go ahead. In Parliament on May 2nd, 2016, the...

Controversial Tier 2 visa salary threshold debated by MPs

14:13 11/03/2016
The Tier 2 visa salary threshold requirement of £35,000 to gain indefinite leave to remain for Tier 2 visa holders was debated by MPs on 7 March. The policy was branded 'destructive and...

UK Immigration and high number of 'immigrant-origin' MPs

11:26 17/02/2016
A new study has found that the UK, along with the Netherlands, has the greatest percentage of 'immigrant-origin' MPs. The findings are the result of an international project – 'Pathways to Power' –...

Demands for 457 visa reform reignited by Australian business groups

14:59 19/01/2016
Australian business groups are reigniting the campaign for 457 visa reform, stating that the time has come to 'dispel misinformation about the 457 visa scheme....' In a move likely to create friction...

London Met threatened with Tier 2 Sponsorship Licence revocation

19:08 18/11/2015
UK Immigration has been criticised for 'outrageous interference in the running of London Metropolitan University,' according to a report published by Times Higher Education. Documents confirm that...

British citizenship test criticised after applicant's 64 attempts

10:41 10/07/2015
The Life in the UK Test for those applying for British citizenship and indefinite leave to remain (permanent residence) has been heavily criticised, after it was revealed that an immigrant was...

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