People on 457 visas and university students are out of luck, but those who enjoy trains and old ships will find plenty to like.
The changes to Australia's 457 visa system have very real, life-altering consequences, writes freelance journalist John Power
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.
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.
The new Temporary Skill Shortage Visas will require a higher level of English proficiency than 457s, right? Not so fast.
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.
The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has, sadly, dropped the ball by not investigating Islamic institutions.
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.
Under the pretence of abolishing a catalyst for xenophobic populism, Malcolm Turnbull is leaving a mostly successful skilled migration program intact.
Bill Shorten kicked off the political year by focusing on an outdated conception of employment in a bid to capture the populist vote.