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Wednesday October 17, 2018

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Construction Union Says Program Abused for Cheap Labour
Business
Friday February 2 2018

Construction Union Says Program Abused for Cheap Labour

Program intended for workers beneficial to Canada is used to fill construction jobs at lower wages, says union study.

Turnbull Buries 457 Visas
Business
Wednesday April 19 2017

Turnbull Buries 457 Visas

Australia’s 457 skilled worker visa program is set to be abolished following moves on the part of the Turnbull government to dump the program in favour...

Miners Not Worried About 457 Visa Changes
Mining
Wednesday April 19 2017

Miners Not Worried About 457 Visa Changes

Australia's mining industry does not oppose the Turnbull government's decision to scrap the 457 visa program but wants to be able to easily bring in temporary...

Labour Wants Tighter 457 Visa Rules
Business
Friday November 18 2016

Labour Wants Tighter 457 Visa Rules

More rigorous requirements with regard to 457 visas would apply under a proposed crackdown if Labour were elected to office, opposition leader Bill Shorten says.

Overseas Workers Denied Union Rights
Business
Thursday July 21 2016

Overseas Workers Denied Union Rights

One of NSW's largest services companies has been penalised after threatening foreign workers with dismissal if they joined a union.

Labor to Tighten Foreign Worker and Labour Hire Rules
Business
Wednesday June 29 2016

Labor to Tighten Foreign Worker and Labour Hire Rules

Employers in construction and other sectors throughout Australia who seek to hire foreign workers will be subject to more stringent requirements regarding labour market testing whilst...

Amnesty Report Alleges Worker Abuse in Qatar World Cup Preparations
Commercial
Monday April 4 2016

Amnesty Report Alleges Worker Abuse in Qatar World Cup Preparations

Migrant laborers have faced abuse that in some cases amounted to forced labour while working on a stadium that will host soccer matches for the 2022...

Builders Voice Caution on China Free Trade Deal
Business
Thursday September 3 2015

Builders Voice Caution on China Free Trade Deal

The peak body for the building industry has sought assurances the skills of foreign workers will be properly checked before entering Australia under the China free...

Is Language a Barrier to Safe Design?
Business
Monday August 17 2015

Is Language a Barrier to Safe Design?

Around Australia, the value of a multicultural workforce not just within the building and engineering sector but throughout the economy more generally cannot be understated.