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NSW government in Australian 457 visa controversy

23:39 05/04/2017
A freedom of information (FOI) request has revealed that the New South Wales (NSW) government outsourced labour market testing to a contractor, which recruited foreign IT workers on 457 visas . The...

Western Australia reduces school fees for 457 visa holders' children

12:56 30/09/2013
The Western Australian government has delayed the introduction of school fees for the children of international workers in the country on temporary work visas who are being educated in state schools...

Australian government criticised for misleading immigration figures

13:29 10/04/2013
The Australian immigration minister has released figures which show that there were 12% more Temporary Work (Skilled) (Subclass 457) visas granted in February 2013 than in the same month in 2012. Mr...

Australia consults on abolishing upper age limit for skilled migrants

13:47 17/11/2012
The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) is currently holding a consultation on whether to recommend raising the maximum age limit for skilled migrants who can apply for visas. The current age...

Western Australia states case for more skilled workers

13:04 14/05/2007
• Watch This Video The state government of Western Australia says that the increase of 5,000 skilled migration placements is inadequate to fill their needs. Western Australia alone needs another 60,...

Australia targets India in search for skilled immigrants

18:37 06/02/2006
The state government of Victoria in Australia is seeking skilled Indians. "We are now following a very proactive strategy to attract skilled Indian immigrants to our state. This is because of the...