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  • Federal budget 2013: Government to raise $198 Million by nearly doubling application fees for 457 visas

    The federal budget has delivered a double blow to the 457 visa program, with the government to nearly double application fees and compliance activity for the controversial system.

    The Fair Work Ombudsman is also set to receive $3.4 million over the next four years in new funding to monitor and enforce employer activity among 457 visa holders. (more…)