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06 Mar 13

457 visa row continues

The Australian government’s decision to tighten legislation surround the 457 visa program has provoked a political row which, according to some, is descending into pettiness which will do neither party any favours.
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05 Mar 13

Clegg to head cabinet committee on UK immigration

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg will chair a committee of cabinet members to look at ways of discouraging Romanian and Bulgarian migrants from coming to the UK when both countries accede to the European Union next year.
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05 Mar 13

PM and opposition leader clash over Australia visa changes

Prime Minister Julia Gillard has hit back at claims from Opposition Leader Tony Abbott that Ms Gillard's decision to tighten Australia visa policy 'demonises' overseas workers.
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04 Mar 13

MPs to launch UK immigration inquiry

MPs are to launch an inquiry into the impact on UK immigration rates of potentially thousands of Romanians and Bulgarians moving to Britain when restrictions are lifted at the end of the year.
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04 Mar 13

Industry calls for au pair working holiday visa

Industries and agencies helping Australian families to recruit au pairs from overseas have called for their own category of working holiday visa to allow for longer stays.
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04 Mar 13

Nurses criticise change to New Zealand immigration policy

A decision to remove certain nursing specialities from the list of long term skill shortages in New Zealand immigration guidelines has angered nursing organisations who say existing nurses, already overworked, will have to take up the slack.
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04 Mar 13

Prime minister backs 457 visa action

Prime Minister Julia Gillard has said she supports the upcoming changes the 457 visa program, saying they will get the 'out of control' visa stream back on track.
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04 Mar 13

March in Australia: What to do, what to do?

Quick, panic - summer is almost over! Summer in Australia is in its final throes now, barely reaching 30 degrees and leaving people to make to do with a pathetic, PATHETIC 14 hours of sunlight.
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01 Mar 13

Minister welcomes UK immigration fall

After the latest round of UK immigration figures were released yesterday, Immigration Minister Mark Harper has welcomed the drop and confirmed the Government is on track to reduce net migration to the 'tens of thousands' by the next election.
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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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