457 crackdown ‘won’t harm the bush’

Regional industries that struggle to attract Australian workers will continue to have exemptions to ensure they can employ foreigners under the government’s 457 crackdown, as the Coalition moves to reassure business that its “Australian first” policy will not harm the economy.

South Australia Centre for Economic Studies – Report 1: Key Challenges

On 19th April, the South Australian Centre for Economic Studies released ‘Report 1: Key challenges. The potential benefits of reforming migration policies to address South Australia’s needs’.  The Report identifies the key economic and business development challenges faced by South Australia in light of the federal immigration policy environment. This Report, the first in a …

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South Australian Centre for Economic Studies – Report 1: Key challenges

On the 18th April 2017 the South Australian Centre for Economic Studies released ‘Report 1: Key challenges. The potential benefits of reforming migration policies to address South Australia’s needs’.  The Report identifies the key economic and business development challenges faced by South Australia in light of the federal immigration policy environment. This Report, the first in …

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CHARTS: Australia’s population is shifting

At around 1.5%, Australia’s current population growth rate is above the world rate of about 1.2%, and among the highest in the OECD. Net international migration comprised about 55% of Australia’s population growth in 2015-16. Natural increase – that’s births minus deaths – makes up the rest.

Tech firm plea to keep 457 visa workers

Federal Innovation Minister Arthur Sinodinos is to consult with executives of $6 billion software giant Atlassian and other leaders of the tech industry over the government’s review of 457 visas.

An additional pathway to permanent residence for ‘non-protected’ Special Category Visa (SCV) holders

In acknowledgment of our special bilateral relationship, the Australian Government will provide an additional pathway to permanent residence, and therefore citizenship, for New Zealand Special Category visa (SCV) holders who arrived after 26 February 2001, who have lived in Australia for the last five years and shown a commitment and contribution to Australia. This additional …

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Anti-Slavery Australia

Following this weekends story, I thought it would be good to promote the Anti Slavery Australia website.

Elderly Australian denies asylum seeker marriage is for visa

An elderly refugee advocate has denied marrying a 31-year-old asylum seeker to bypass Australian immigration restrictions, the Daily Telegraph reports. Read more at http://www.9news.com.au/national/2017/03/25/10/27/elderly-australian-denies-asylum-seeker-marriage-is-for-visa#1w2fYP3dbW0emS7x.99

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