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.
In an article published in The Australian today, Dr Joanna Howe explains that while the government is to be commended for its establishment of a special taskforce to address fraud in the working holiday visa program, its target should be labour hire contractors, not working holiday-makers. Click here to read Joanna’s article.
The Australian Labour Law Association and the Australian Association of Constitutional Law are proud to present: Buying power: State procurement policies and labour standards In two recent decisions (Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union v State of Victoria  FCA 445 and Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union v McCorkell Constructions Pty Ltd (No […]
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 […]
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 […]