Australian Visa

Australia warns against abuse of 457 visa programme

Australia Monday issued a stern warning to anyone who abuses the 457 visa programme, saying they will be punished just as harshly as people smugglers.

Oct 21, 2013, 11:12 AM IST

Australia warned tighter visa rules could drive away skilled workers from country

Tighter labour migration rules in Australia could drive skilled workers to other developed nations, which could cost the country, experts have warned.

Mar 20, 2013, 09:29 AM IST

Gillard backs foreign temporary work visas 'crackdown'

Under the 457 visa scheme, Australian employers can sponsor qualified overseas workers to the fill nominated positions for up to four-years, if the vacancy cannot be filled locally.

Mar 04, 2013, 13:50 PM IST

Australia: International student numbers rising

Over 183,000 international students were granted Australian visas in the nine months to March 31.

May 08, 2012, 14:40 PM IST