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Coalition tightens conditions for skilled visa-holders

The Turnbull Government has tightened the rules for temporary skilled workers, cutting the time that Subclass 457 visa holders can remain in Australia after their employment ceases from 90 days to 60.

Senate report on backpacker tax due today

The Senate economics committee is due to report today on its review of the "backpacker tax" bills, under which employers will be placed on a public register that the FWO can access to ensure they are complying with IR laws.

Coalition to legislate stronger FWO powers next year

The Turnbull Government will introduce legislation early next year to give the Fair Work Ombudsman new examination powers and expressly prohibit employers from providing false and misleading information.

Coalition sets up migrant workers taskforce

Former ACCC chair Allan Fels will head a migrant workers taskforce that will advise the Coalition on policies to improve employment protections for overseas workers and monitor 7-Eleven's rectification of underpayments, Employment Minister Michaelia Cash announced this morning.

Turnbull Government to soften backpacker changes

The Turnbull Government has bowed to pressure to change its backpacker tax and will now even allocate $10 million to promote Australian working holidays by young tourists.

Sacking unfair for sharing pic of colleague's contract

An employer unfairly dismissed an underpaid 457 visa worker for sharing photos of a properly-remunerated colleague's employment contract, but the FWC has refused him compensation, ruling he did not suffer financially because of his successful workers' compensation claim.