10 Apr 13

Thatcher criticised over Australian immigration comments

Former UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher has been criticised by current Australian Foreign Secretary Bob Carr over an 'unabashedly racist' comment she made to him regarding Australian immigration policy.
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05 Apr 13

Uruguayans become eligible for Australian Work and Holiday Visa

Uruguay has become the 10th country to join the Work and Holiday program, giving young people aged between 18 and 30 from both countries the chance to live and work in the other for up to a year.
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04 Apr 13

Eddie Murphy and Mel B clash over Australia visa application

Hollywood star Eddie Murphy and former Spice Girl Melanie Brown have been caught up in a public row over the former's refusal to sign an Australia visa application to allow his daughter to travel to Australia.
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02 Apr 13

Brisbane to become best place to live in Australia?

One of Queensland's largest property developers has said the level of investment and development in the state's biggest city will soon see it surpass Melbourne and Sydney as the best city in Australia to live.
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26 Mar 13

New Australian tourism ministers announced

Following the resignation of Martin Ferguson in the wake of an unsuccessful leadership spill last week, Prime Minister Julia Gillard has appointed two new tourism ministers.
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22 Mar 13

Kim Carr criticises 457 visa communication

Senator Kim Carr has used his resignation speech to criticise the Australian government's level of rhetoric in the ongoing 457 visa row.
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21 Mar 13

Australian immigration authorities limited over 457 visa enforcement

A spokesperson for the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) has said the department is limited as to how it can detect abuse of the 457 visa scheme.
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20 Mar 13

Senate to conduct Australian 457 visa inquiry

After weeks of fiery debate over the 457 visa stream, a Senate committee has been charged with conducting an inquiry to 'cut through the rhetoric and politics'.
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19 Mar 13

Ombudsman given oversight of tightened 457 scheme

Workplace Relations Minister Bill Shorten has said Fair Work inspectors will be handed powers to oversee the updated 457 visa scheme.
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18 Mar 13

Australian Chamber of Commerce criticises 457 visa crackdown

The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) has criticised the government's crackdown on the 457 visa program, claiming it is damaging the country's reputation.
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15 Mar 13

Australian IT industry slams government over 457 visa changes

The IT industry in Australia has been one of the government's main targets in its attempts to justify the changes to the 457 visa program.
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