Some foreign workers say they've been asked to pay as much as $70,000 up front for a job.

SBS, by Abby Dinham, Manpreet Singh, 7 October 2014

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Two dozen foreigners have been caught hiring professional exam sitters to help get them Australian residency in a lucrative visa racket.

The Courier Mail, by Vanda Carson, 8 October 2014

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The Napthine government has come under fire after one of the companies building the East West Link hired an immigration adviser to lodge 457 visas.

The Age, by Henrietta Cook, 8 October 2014

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Unions are campaigning against a proposal to abolish the requirement for employers to advertise jobs before filling them with overseas workers on 457 visas.

SMH, by Anna Patty, 1 October 2014

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Sydney TAFE has been under investigation for alleged fraud in its use of millions of dollars from a training program for students on 457 visas.

Sydney Morning Herald, by Anna Patty, 22 September 2014

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Maritime unions are protesting in Perth against federal government measures that make it easier for employers to hire overseas workers for offshore oil and gas projects.

AAP PERTHNOW, 16 September 2014

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Mackay's resource advocacy group says any changes to the 457 Visa system should not take jobs away from Queenslanders.

Daily Mercury, 15 September 2014

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Immigration Minister Scott Morrison stated in his address to the National Press Club on Wednesday: "The Refugee Convention and refugee resettlement programs of the world are supposed to be for asylum seekers, not Centrelink seekers".

The Age, by Joanna Howe, 12 September 2014

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Transport Workers’ Union National Secretary Tony Sheldon today called for the Government to explain its plans to safeguard 457 workers with poor English language skills against exploitation and unsafe work practices.

TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 11 September 2014

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Trade unions fear relaxing English language requirements for foreign worker visas could lead to more workplace accidents and deaths.

AAP, 10 September 2014

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