Indians topped the list of temporary work (skilled) visa receivers in Australia during the first six months of the last financial year, according to latest official data available from Down Under. The data released by the Immigration Department shows that Indians represented over 23 percent of total ‘subclass 457 visa’ granted by it during July-December 2013. “The top three citizenship countries for primary visa grants in the 2013-14 programme year to 31 December 2013 were India at 23.4 percent, followed by the UK at 18.6 per cent, and Ireland at 7.9 per cent,” it said.

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