The scrapping of the 457 visa has made life harder for employers and some employees

457 visa abolition keeps employers and immigration lawyers busy

The abolition of the 457 visa scheme by the Turnbull government has left employers and immigration lawyers with quite some work to do. On 18 April 2017, the Federal Government abolished the 457 visa programme in favour of a new Temporary Skills Shortage visa scheme ...
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The Christmas Island Immigration Detention Centre has an operational capacity of approximately 400 persons, but is reported to have been used to hold more than 1,000 persons.

Immigration detention for New Zealanders “repugnant and unnecessary”

The issue of New Zealand citizens in Australian immigration detention, including at offshore centres such as Christmas island, has been raised in LawPoints, a publication of the New Zealand Law Society. There are approximately 200 New Zealand citizens in immigration detention, many likely awaiting the outcome ...
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