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Australia warns against abuse of 457 visa programme

Last Updated: Monday, October 21, 2013, 11:12

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.

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

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 20, 2013, 09:29

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

Gillard backs foreign temporary work visas 'crackdown'

Last Updated: Monday, March 04, 2013, 13:50

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.

Australia: International student numbers rising

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 08, 2012, 14:40

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

Kim Kardashian on Oz immigration ‘watch list’ for breaching visa rules

Last Updated: Friday, December 02, 2011, 16:56

Kim Kardashian, who launched her range of handbags in Australia last month, has been placed on an official Australian immigration department watch list as she never applied for the appropriate visa with working conditions.

US rapper Snoop Dogg ‘keen to become an Aussie citizen’

Last Updated: Sunday, April 17, 2011, 18:36

Snoop Dogg may have been denied a visa by the Australian Government in 2007.