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22 Mar 13

Nick Clegg announces UK visa 'security bonds'

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has said visitors from 'high risk' countries will be required to put up 'security bonds' with their UK visa applications which will be repayable when they leave the UK.
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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

New Sri Lankan airport opens

A new $200 million airport has officially been opened in Sri Lanka, offering the country's rapidly developing tourism industry the opportunity to further expand.
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20 Mar 13

'No one knows' UK immigration numbers admits minister

Communities Secretary Eric Pickles has said 'nobody really knows' how many people will move to the UK when European Union restrictions are relaxed at the end of the year.
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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

India overtakes UK in New Zealand immigration rates

The latest New Zealand immigration figures show that India has become the largest source country of skilled migrants, overtaking the UK.
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15 Mar 13

Theresa May halts UK visa plans for Brazilian tourists

The Home Secretary Theresa May has reportedly shelved plans to introduce UK visa requirements for Brazilian tourists.
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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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