(24th April to the 1st of May 2019)

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In this week’s edition, we first an article by SBS. Surprisingly, only 100 invitations for the 189 visas were issued for permanent residency by the Department of Home Affairs. Even more surprising that only TEN applicants for the Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (489) were issued. This is a BIG difference from the previous months invitations.

Then there is the story by  the Conversations. The labour government wants to tighten the visa system. The reasoning behind this ensures Australian workers are given the opportunity before foreign workers. However, from the statistics that are outlined in the report suggests there is no need for this.

These are just a few stories we have found for you. We have many more stories for you to read below. We also have a variety of newsletters about migration issues, policies and the latest news on our website.

Media Articles:

First, we have a story by SBS. In comparison to March, April invitations for the 189 and 489 visa permanent residency have dramatically dropped.

Drastic Drop in the number of invites issues for permanent residency visa in April

For more information on the 489 visa, we have an article about it, click here to read it.

Secondly, we have a story The Conversion. The Labour government wants to tighten the visa system for short term skilled migrants.

Labour’s crackdown on temporary visa requirements won’t much help Australian workers

Another newspaper article relating to this matter; Labor pledges stricter rules for skilled worker visas _ Australia news _ The Guardian

Next, we have an article by the Sydney Morning Herald. In their article, they illustrate where most of the Australian migrants have come from.

The countries that Australia’s migration program has welcomed most often since 1901

Lastly, we have a story by the ABC. Labour promises to increase the minimum pay rate for foreign workers with the hopes of employers not exploit foreign workers due to the low threshold.

Population growth, migration and refugees: A political headache that’s split the nation 

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