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457 visas continued for migrant meat workers in Australia

14:12 17/05/2007
• Watch This Video The federal government of Australia announced a three-year labor agreement for the temporary entry of skilled meatworkers ( the 457 visa ) to Western Australia. Kevin Andrews,...

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,...

Skilled migration to Australia at record levels

14:33 30/01/2007
• Watch This Video Australia 's aggressive program to recruit skilled immigrants and migrant workers to the country is paying off in a big way. Despite increased global competition for skilled...

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...

New Australian program to fund helping new arrivals adjust

12:44 05/12/2006
• Watch This Video The Federal Government will pump AUD $1.5 million into projects designed to help refugees and immigrants adjust to life in Australia. The "Living in Harmony" program funding will...

Wage increases impact highly skilled 457 visa program in Australia

16:17 16/11/2006
In a slight twist on an old theme, significant wage gains now mean less. After a 45% surge in skilled workers coming to Australia in 2004-05, the rate of growth in the first three months of this...