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Joanna Howe

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18 Apr 2017
175

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...

Report

3 Nov 2016
117

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...

Report

6 Oct 2015
972

Introduction

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...

Report

10 Mar 2015
63

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.

Overview

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

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