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Indian Techies and skilled IT workers in Australia will not be impacted by Australia’s 457 visa moves

Melbourne, April 19: Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull reiterated the new “Australia first – essentially meaning Australians will be given first preference for Australian jobs – bringing on sweeping 457 skilled visa changes, with lasting impact on . The Australian Government announced that it would abolish the 457 visa and replace it with two new visas…

Australia to abolish temporary work 457 Visa programme – India consulting stakeholders

“…no longer allow 457 visa to be passports” Melbourne, April 18: Adopting a new “Australians first” approach to skilled migration, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has announced that he will be abolishing the existing 457 Visa programme, currently used by temporary foreign workers to gain employment and down the line, permanent residency in the country. The…

Still no answer from Turnbull after being left holding on to the “hot potato” called 18C

The hard right of Malcolm Turnbull’s party demanded that section 18C be weakened and Mr Turnbull instituted a parliamentary inquiry, but has now been left holding this “particularly hot potato”, writes Hon. Tony Burke MP Parents started to keep their children inside the house, and would personally escort them to school. Adults would avoid leaving…

‘Extreme vetting’ test proposed before migrants can become Australian citizens

Melbourne, February 15: Migrants who plan to become Australian citizens may now be tested for their attitude to Australia values. The scanning, proposed by Senator David Leyonhjelm, Liberal Democrat senator for NSW, is asking that the government introduce an “extreme vetting” test before immigrants to Australia can become citizens or receive welfare. The radical plan of…

Australian tech industry lashes out at Trump’s new visa rules, while Australia supports ban

To be clear, this is not a Muslim ban… this is about terror and keeping our country safe: Trump, upon changing visa rules Sydney, January 30: Leading Australian technology companies are livid after US President Donald Trump recently announced changes to visa laws. They are petitioning with the Australian government to act. The changes could see workers…

Modi’s demonetisation has inspired Australia to act on black money, may demonetise: Australian envoy

Melbourne, January 11: “We are watching India closely to see if we can learn something from this (demonetisation) process.” Harinder Sidhu, Australia’s High Commissioner to India, said that following India’s demonetisation decision, there is talk in Australia about “demonetising our highest denomination note,” according to The Indian Express. Ms Sidhu termed the demonetisation process in…

Ethnic groups including HINDUS remind Parliamentarians of their duty to protect CALD communities from Racism

Community groups including the Hindu Council of Australia, Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh, ISKCON, Kerala Hindu Society Melbourne and Sikh Interfaith Council of Victoria are opposing attempts to a federal inquiry into 18C. Melbourne, January 7: As the debate on 18C continued from last year, the Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia (FECCA) reminded Parliamentarians of…

Daniel Andrews finally cuts ties with controversial Safe Schools founder, Roz Ward

Daniel Andrews and wife Catherine lead Melbourne Pride March on 9 Dec last year @abc – Daniel Andrews has now cut ties with Safe Schools founder, Roz Ward Melbourne, December 20: Last week saw adamant Daniel Andrews’ cutting ties with controversial Safe Schools founder, Roz Ward, after the program come under fire from a greater…

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