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Think the 457 changes are just cosmetic? They killed any hope for my new life

Think the 457 changes are just cosmetic? They killed any hope for my new life

The changes to Australia's 457 visa system have very real, life-altering consequences, writes freelance journalist John Power

New ‘not 457’ English requirements will make zero difference

New ‘not 457’ English requirements will make zero difference

The new Temporary Skill Shortage Visas will require a higher level of English proficiency than 457s, right? Not so fast.

LEAKED: Government proposal abolishes Medicare

LEAKED: Government proposal abolishes Medicare

The Turnbull government intends to scrap Medicare, renaming the system to the entirely new Medisave.

Time for another look at 457s

Time for another look at 457s

Crikey readers discuss yesterday's edition.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

Border Force's war on music ... what are DJ Albo and Lee Lin Chin up to? ... is Scott Ludlam rigging the vote? ...

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

McTernan's days in Oz numbered? ... candidate check on bikie's pal ... Abbott a graffiti fave ...

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

Another pointer for Murdoch on racism ... this dog really did fly ... Jehovah's Witnesses still on the beat in ACT ...

For a stopgap, 457s around too long

For a stopgap, 457s around too long

Crikey readers talk 457 visas and whether Aussies snubbed the Pope.

Goodbye — or good riddance — to Hugo Chavez

Goodbye — or good riddance — to Hugo Chavez

Crikey readers have their say on the matters of the day.

Facts deported: the real figures behind the 457 visa debate

Facts deported: the real figures behind the 457 visa debate

Migration is complex, but journalists must get the basic facts right, says Migration Council Australia worker and former Immigration Department policy officer Henry Sherrell. The 457 visa debate has to start with the truth.