Popular Australian visa to be abolished

Popular Australian visa to be abolished

Popular Australian visa to be abolished

During the past five years, an average 18,000 Britons have been granted the visas each year.

"In relation to the medium-term stream which, as the Prime Minister pointed out, is targeted at higher skills, (there will be) a much shorter skills list". It will be replaced by two temporary visas, one for two-year stays and another for four-year stays. However, when there aren't enough skilled workers available, a small number of temporary visas can be the deciding factor in whether or not a large investment goes ahead.

Turnbull used Facebook to announce the policy, which he said would "put jobs first" and "Australians first".

"The bottom line is yes, we do want to get more money into training to help young Australians get trained up for Australian jobs". "Watch the clip below to find out what these reforms mean", read a statement accompanying his video announcing the move.

"We always will be an immigration nation but we must ensure the foundation of that success is maintained and that foundation is that migration should be in the national interest", Turnbull said. We are an immigration nation.

The Australian media reported that there were 95,757 workers in Australia on primary 457 visa programme as of September 30.

Still, some immigration experts say the new visa requirements will have little overall impact on immigration levels in Australia.

The changes will also require applicants to be more proficient in English, undergo a criminal check, and be subject to labour market testing. The new program also reduces the number of skills that qualify.

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Echoing United States President Donald Trump and his "America First" mantra, Mr Turnbull said he wanted to focus on "Australian jobs and Australian values".

Labor leader Bill Shorten tweeted "the only job Malcolm Turnbull cares about saving is his own".

As soon as the announcement came regarding the end of 457 work visa, reactions started coming in, from Australian startups.

Neither will result in a permanent migration outcome, as the current visa permits.

"This is tinkering at the edges and it's unlikely there will be any real change", he said.

Dutton said the abolition of the 457 program was an attempt to clean up Labor's mess.

"Who really believes that given an option between an Australian resident and a visa holder with the same experience/qualifications we would choose the visa holder?"

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