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457s and temporary migration: where the pressure points are

Australia’s temporary visa program is generally operating well, but new data shows where problems are emerging, writes immigration expert Henry Sherrell at Inside Story.

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Stop the boats, keep the planes

Crikey readers talk asylum seekers, 457 visas and the future of live music.

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Stop the planes? The frustrations of educated, working migrants

The government’s hard-line anti-immigration rhetoric focuses on asylum seekers, particularly those arriving by boat, but what about the hundreds of thousands of migrants who come to Australia to work?

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Tips and rumours

Seven trims freelancers … 457 visa claims at Westpac … the Liberals want YOU to sign up …

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Tips and rumours

Paul Howes feted as new hero of the Right on IR … questions about IBM’s visa use … Bob Katter’s high-tech campaign material …

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Yes, Rupert, racism is disgraceful — tell your newspapers

Rupert Murdoch has attacked Labor for being racist and portrayed himself as an immigration advocate. Does that ring true, given the stories his newspapers run? Crikey intern Ben Westcott trawls through the archives.

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Why temporary migration is a permanent thing

There is a debate to be had about 457 visas, Peter Mares from Swinburne’s Institute for Social Research writes at Inside Story. But it’s not the one we’ve been having in Canberra.

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Essential: government strikes a nerve on 457 visas

The government’s effort to exploit concerns about 457 visas appears to be landing on fertile ground, today’s Essential Report finds. And concerns about the 457 scheme are spread across the political spectrum.

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Gillard finds a circuit-breaker in Sydney, but at what cost?

Julia Gillard had a good week campaigning in western Sydney. But what will the long-term cost be of Labor’s populist, anti-immigration rhetoric?

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Our sordid triangle of xenophobia over 457 visas

Labor’s exploitation of the 457 visa issues is just part of an attempt by all three parties to exploit immigration fears. Politicians are accusing each other of being soft, as the immigration debate plumbs new depths.

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