Turnbull toughens citizenship test

The Turnbull government has embarked on a wholesale redrafting of Australia’s citizenship laws that will force applicants to pass a ­higher-standard English language test, extend the residency requirement from one year to four, and demand evidence of integration including employment, tax payments and schooling for children.

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.

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.

George Christensen joins Labor in pressuring government to act on 457 foreign worker visas

Here we go again, more uneducated biased opinions on the 457 program. How many Doctors, Nurses and other local community members are working in the Central and North Queensland regions on 457 visas or were previous 457 visa holders. Why would you want to stop Doctors, Nurses and Medical Practitioners from providing essential services in …

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