May 9, 2017
People on 457 visas and university students are out of luck, but those who enjoy trains and old ships will find plenty to like.
April 28, 2017 6
The changes to Australia's 457 visa system have very real, life-altering consequences, writes freelance journalist John Power
April 26, 2017 8
A long series of independent reports has confirmed that the Department of Immigration is the most incompetent agency in the Commonwealth. A major intervention is needed.
April 24, 2017 3
Turnbull's week on "Aussie values" pays off in Newspoll, and yet another crackdown on welfare planned in the budget. It's the news you need to know, by Josh Taylor and Max Chalmers.
April 21, 2017 3
The new Temporary Skill Shortage Visas will require a higher level of English proficiency than 457s, right? Not so fast.
April 20, 2017 3
Immigration has continued to gain salience as an election issue over the last few terms, even as the sting went out of the boat arrivals issue, and Turnbull knows it.
April 20, 2017 16
The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has, sadly, dropped the ball by not investigating Islamic institutions.
April 19, 2017 5
The government claims the 457 visa program has "lost credibility". Which prompts the question -- who is to blame? The same department that has screwed up so many other things.
April 19, 2017 47
Under the pretence of abolishing a catalyst for xenophobic populism, Malcolm Turnbull is leaving a mostly successful skilled migration program intact.
February 1, 2017 12
Bill Shorten kicked off the political year by focusing on an outdated conception of employment in a bid to capture the populist vote.