Re-examining the way we look at Foreign Workers in Australia

Centre for Work Organisation and Wellbeing
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As Australians and future hopeful visa holders are watching carefully as the Federal government prepares to announce details on what will replace the abolished 457 visa program, Professor Kate Hutchings of the Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing says it comes at a time where we need to re-think about what international work looks like […]

Australia’s new Temporary Visa program may mean changes to the Hospitality Industry

Centre for Work Organisation and Wellbeing
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While there may be an air of uncertainty when it comes to the status of Australia’s new temporary visa program following the axing of the 457 Visas, Professor Ruth McPhail of the Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing believes the local hospitality industry may see some hardships in some areas, but the situation may increase […]

End of 457 Visa program may be bad news for Australia’s STEM field

Centre for Work Organisation and Wellbeing
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While the Turnbull government’s recent announcement that they are axing the 457 Visa program has federal officials calling it a victory for Australian workers, Associate Professor Mohan Thite of the Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing believes the decision is short-sighted. “Cracking a whip to make sure businesses only hire locals is more of a […]

457 visas: are they really addressing skills shortages?

Centre for Work Organisation and Wellbeing
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The preliminary analysis of a May-June 2012 survey, and subsequent report, commissioned by the Australian Department of Immigration around why employers use the Temporary Work (skilled) visa (subclass 457) scheme, and the impact of doing so, was the subject of a 15 October WOW seminar delivered by Research Fellow, Dr Chris F. Wright (University of […]