‘Australia first’ foreign visa changes spark cheers, fears

Australia’s controversial decision to scrap a visa programme for temporary foreign workers got a mixed response Wednesday, with critics slamming it as spin over substance and pandering to anti-immigration rhetoric. The “457 visa” allows businesses facing skills shortages to employ labour from overseas, but has been slammed by unions amid claims that bosses were abusing […]

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Australian PM Turnbull says Trump will project ‘enhanced military power’ in Asia Pacific

Prime minister discussed the US president-elect’s plans to expand its navy’s presence in the region Malcolm Turnbull has said the US will project “enhanced military power” after a discussion with Donald Trump about his plans to expand the US navy into the region. The US president-elect and the Australian prime minister spoke on Thursday after […]