The federal government will make it easier for employers across Northern Australia to import guest workers as the $34 billion Ichthys gas project creates labour shortages in the Top End.

SMH, by Joanna Mather, 11 August 2014

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The couple who established one of Perth's best-known Indian restaurant chains have been accused of running a visa scam where fellow Indians have allegedly been charged up to $50,000 each to jump the migration queue.

The West Australian, by Grant Taylor, 10 August 2014

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There has been a debate raging for some time as to whether businesses should be able to sponsor overseas workers on subclass 457 (Temporary Work (Skilled)) visas to operate heavy vehicles. This piece will explain the process for applying for a subclass 457 visa, and will examine the positions adopted by the primary agitators of the debate, namely: the Transport Workers Union (TWU) and the Australian Trucking Association (ATA).

Holding Redlich, by Paul Hardman and Christopher Rowe, 10 August 2014

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Some of Australia’s biggest mining and infrastructure projects are using workers who have gained skilled migrant visas or permanent residency by misleading the government about their employment status.

AFR, Nick McKenzie and Richard Baker, 8 August 2014

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A new report using fresh federal government data has found recent overseas-born arrivals to Australia have "taken almost all of the net job growth" since 2011.

SMH, by Nick McKenzie and Richard Baker, 7 August 2014

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A corrupt Immigration Department official and her husband helped run a $3 million criminal migration racket involving more than 1000 fraudulent visa applications.

SMH, by Nick McKenzie and Richard Baker, 8 August 2014

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The Abbott Government is being urged to wind back skilled migration in the wake of unemployment reaching a 12-year high.

The West Australian, by Andrew Tillett Canberra, 8 August 2014

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Rampant visa fraud and migration crime involving people flying into Australia are going unchecked while the government focuses on stopping boats, according to secret government files detailing entrenched Immigration Department failings.

Nick McKenzie, Richard Baker, 7 August 2014

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Farmers are being warned they could be held liable for the underpayment of workers on their farms, even if they're employed through labour hire companies.

ABC Rural, 4 August 2014

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Australia could be swamped with millions of extra foreign workers over the next five years, according to a federal government agency.

Herald Sun, by John Masanauskas, 4 August 2014

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