Almost a year on from the government announcing its cutting of the 457 visa, it has announced a trial of a new program, the Global Talent Scheme, aimed at helping high-growth companies attract skilled workers
Fintech startup Transferwise has launched the Aussies without Borders initiative to highlight the importance of migration to the Australian economy.
Australia must recognise how fast its competitors are working, and the “intensity” with which governments are supporting their startups, Crossroads warned.
The 457 visa, or the temporary work visa allowing skilled workers to work for an approved business in Australia for up to four years, is to be abolished.
Just to preface this post, Julia Gillard came out swinging yesterday against the IT industry and the Tech sector is not happy about it. Mike Cannon Brookes didn’t hold back at all taking to twitter and later additional media to vent his frustration. A hashtag from a Startup event #StartupAus is also being used to continue the conversation.