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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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.