Joanna Howe

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18 Apr 2017

The Turnbull Government is axing the 457 Visa program and replacing it with a new Temporary Skill Shortage Visa. This comes after a history of problems with the 457 program, including uncovered abuse of workers.

The new scheme will be made up of two...

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3 Nov 2016

Over the last seventy years, immigration has added seven million people to Australia’s population and will, if current policy settings continue, add a further thirteen million by 2060. The current focus of the migration program on skilled migration, while maintaining opportunities for family and humanitarian...

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6 Oct 2015


Significant controversy surrounds the impact of the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) in a number of areas. This report focuses on two of these areas by examining the ChAFTA’s provisions on labour mobility.

The first area of controversy is whether the...

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10 Mar 2015

This report analyses the proposed Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Bill 2014 (Cth) (SRC Bill), and, for a number of key reasons, argues that the bill should be rejected.


The Bill will clearly disadvantage working Australians, small business and taxpayers. Workers will...

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