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Wednesday, 19 April 2017 10:25

AIIA urges govt to consult on new visa system

Australia's peak ICT industry body has encouraged the federal government to work with it to draft details for the new visa system that will replace 457 visas, pointing out that it was not consulted on the move.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Wednesday, 19 April 2017 10:03

Survey hints that 457 move may be premature

An IT trends survey released by SolarWinds in March will give supporters of the move to get rid of 457 temporary work visas little comfort.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced on Facebook this afternoon that the government would abolish the 457 visa category which companies have been using for the last 21 years to bring in foreign workers to cover for the lack of local specialists. Critics say that this will lead to work going offshore.

Published in Government Tech Policy

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