Tuesday, April 18, 2017

We're Banning 457 Vizas.......

........ and replacing them with ............. 457 visas.

Never have I seen a politician as full of horse shit as Australia's Malcolm Turnbull.

And, he announced this fatuous no policy on Facebook as though somehow that will make him as decisive as President Trump.  What a pathetic creature this fellow is.

(paywall)

"The Turnbull government is abolishing 457 visas. In a Facebook-first announcement, pre-empting a press conference to be held shortly, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said the temporary visas for foreign workers would be replaced by a new class of visa, better targeted to ensure that foreign workers were only brought in to fill genuine skills shortages.........


.........“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."

Errrrrm, that's what the old 457 visa did but it was largely abused, mainly by Labor people.  New visas are not needed, just a few jail sentences for the abusers..

3 comments:

Noel said...

The replacements make major changes.

http://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Work/457-abolition-replacement

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

I don't see anything particularly major except that the leader of the ALP may no longer be able to staff his office using this device.

Noel said...

If you compare the NZ and Australian changes they both have the same target.
Reduce the number of residency applications from low skilled workers.