457 visa program axed by Malcolm Turnbull

Written on the 18 April 2017

457 visa program axed by Malcolm Turnbull Mr Turnbull said the government would no longer allow 457 visas "to be passports to jobs that could and should go to Australians''.

He said it was, however, important that 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," Mr Turnbull said.

"The new visa will better target genuine skills shortages including in regional Australia.

"It will include new requirements including previous work experience, better English language proficiency and labour market testing."

The government will also establish a new training fund to help train Australians to fill skills gaps.

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Source: The Australian


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