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The real issues with 457 visas

In an article published on The Conversation today, PLPRU’s Joanna Howe explains the problems with Australia’s system of ‘457 visas’, arguing that the reality is not reflected in the political debate.

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FactCheck: can foreign seafarers be paid $2 an hour to work in Australian waters, under laws passed by Labor?

In an article on The Conversation, Dr Joanna Howe, examines the assertion made by Federal Minister for Employment and Women, Michaelia Cash, made on the ABC’s Q&A program that foreign seafarers are paid $2 an hour under legislation introduced by the Labor Party in 2012. Is the Minister’s claim correct? Click here to read Joanna’s analysis and […]

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Improving the Functioning of the 457 Visa Program

Dr Joanna Howe from the Adelaide Law School has advocated for the establishment of an Australian expert commission to improve the functioning of the 457 visa program.  She advanced this proposal in a 2014 submission to the 457 visa independent review. This was adopted in the review’s final report as one of its two core […]

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Temporary protection visas skew asylum debate

In an opinion piece published today in The Age, Dr Joanna Howe, member of the Public Law and Policy Research Unit, considers the issue of reform to 457 visas. Click here to read Joanna’s article.

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457 visa reformers should remember our shady skilled migration history

In an article published on The Conversation, Dr Joanna Howe, member of the Public Law and Policy Research Unit, considers the issue of reform to 457 visas. Click here to read Joanna’s article.

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There is a simple solution to the 457 visa impasse

There is a simple solution to the 457 visa impasse By Joanna Howe This debate around 457 visas boils down to a difference of opinion on how best to identify a domestic skill shortage for which a 457 visa can be used. For Labor, the most desirable option for recognising skill shortages is employer-conducted labour […]

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Is the 457 visa scheme working well?

The Senate Legal and Constiutional Affairs Committee is conducting an inquiry into the framework and operation of subclass 457 visas, Enterprise Migration Agreements and Regional Migration Agreements. Adelaide Law School’s Dr Joanna Howe, Associate Professor Alexander Reilly and Professor Andrew Stewart made a submission to the inquiry, and on Thursday, 23 May, Dr Joanna Howe […]

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The Liberal Party’s Vision for 2030: Can it Be Achieved without Northern Australia becoming a Guest-Worker Ghetto?

In early February the Liberal Party released a discussion paper ‘Vision 2030’ floating the idea of tax incentives to lure workers to northern Australia. In this blog post Dr Joanna Howe investigates the migration and labour law challenges associated with this proposal. Whilst the Liberal Party discussion paper primarily canvasses the idea of tax incentives […]

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