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01 Mar 13

IT industry balks at 457 visa changes

Recruitment firms within the IT industry have criticised changes to the 457 visa system which make it harder for Australian firms to employer overseas workers, claiming the changes will result in fewer jobs overall.
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28 Feb 13

BBC criticised over UK immigration debate

Founders of Migration Matters, a bipartisan organisation lobbying for an 'open and honest debate' on UK immigration, has written to the BBC to complain about its portrayal of Migration Watch UK.
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28 Feb 13

Canada immigration rates continue to rise

The federal government's latest reports on the Canadian immigration program were released yesterday and confirmed that the number of people moving to Canada continued to rise for the seventh consecutive year.
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28 Feb 13

UK immigration figures continue to fall

The latest release from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) has confirmed that net UK immigration has further fallen to 163,000 in the year to June 2012.
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27 Feb 13

US tourism spending hits record high

Recently released figures show foreign tourists holidaying in the US spent almost $170 billion in 2012, a record high and a 10% increase on the year before.
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27 Feb 13

Government refuses to budge on UK immigration figures and international students

Despite just returning from a trip to India during which Prime Minister David Cameron urged more Indian students to study in the UK, his Government has confirmed they will not be removing international students from UK immigration figures.
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26 Feb 13

South Africa aims to regain UK visa free travel

The South African government has announced plans to open talks with the British Government in the hopes of reinstating UK visa free travel for its passport holders.
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26 Feb 13

David Cameron talks tough on UK immigration

In a wide ranging interview with the Daily Express, Prime Minister David Cameron has said his Government is already forming solutions to the UK immigration issues which have been propelled to the front of national politics in recent weeks.
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26 Feb 13

New Zealand immigration minister joins mayor to honour international education industry

New Zealand Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse will join Wellington Mayor Celia Wade Brown this week to pay tribute to the economic contribution of the international education industry in New Zealand.
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26 Feb 13

Australia visa changes criticised

A number of governmental and business groups have expressed their frustration at the government's decision to crack down on perceived abuse of an Australia visa program which permits foreign workers.
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25 Feb 13

Ambassador warns over impact of UK immigration rhetoric

The Romanian Ambassador to the UK Dr Ion Jinga has said the tone of the rhetoric regarding a possible influx of Romanian immigrants at the end of the year leaves Romanians already in the country at risk of segregation, or even attack.
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