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Australia: 457 visa holders to be charged for children's schooling

18:26 12/08/2013
The Western Australian territorial government has announced that it is to charge 457 visa holders a fee of AUS$4,000 per year for every child educated in government-funded schools. The government...

Australia to double fee for '457' temporary work visa in July

15:43 20/05/2013
It has been announced that the fee for each Australian temporary work '457' visa will rise from AUS$455 to AUS$900 from 1st July 2013. The announcement was made by the Australian Treasurer (as the...

Changes to Benefits for Australian Temporary visa holders beginning 1 July 2012

14:46 20/03/2012
The Australian Treasurer Wayne Swan announced changes to the Living Away from Home Allowance (LAFHA) as part of the Mid-year Economic and Fiscal Outlook 2011-12. LAFHA is an allowance paid to the...

South Australia growth to continue

12:57 20/01/2009
Access Economics says that the South Australian economy is likely to continue to grow. However, Australia overall may see a downturn after what has in recent years been significant growth based on a...