Australia- Subclass 457 visas to be replaced to restrict immigration - April 18, 2017

Australia- Subclass 457 visas to be replaced to restrict immigration
In order to give preference to the Australians the Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has said that he will be ‘putting Australians first’ to ensure that the natives of Australia get priority for jobs which are currently open for overseas workers.

This move to confine migrant intake of the Australian government can be considered as an outcome of the broader global trend.

The Australian government announced yesterday that it will replace the skilled subclass 457 visas with another category of visas. The announcement which was made using Facebook said “put jobs first” and “Australians first”. The announcement signalled the decrease in the number of the employment opportunities available to the skilled foreign workers.

Mr Prime Minister said that the “Australians must have priority for the job opportunities available in the country – so we’re are abolishing the [class] 457 visas. Subclass 457 visas bring short-term foreign workers into Australia. We’ll no longer let 457 visas be passports to jobs that could and should go to Australians. It’s of prime importance that the businesses still get access to the skills they need to grow and invest. So the 457 visa will be replaced by a new temporary visa specifically designed to recruit the best and the brightest in the national interest.”

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