Morrison welcomes proposed changes to 457; Aus likely to draw more employees

September 10, 2014
Morrison welcomes proposed changes to 457

Australia is likely to consider the proposals to change the regulations of 457 visa scheme.  It may be recalled that a review was conducted by an expert panel in to this visa scheme and came out with number of recommendations that were placed before the Australian high commission for its approval.

The Australia immigration minister Scott Morrison has addressed these concerns at a recent independent review.

Some of the recommendations of these reviews include

-abolishing the labour market testing
-relaxation of English language requirement
-reviewing the visa fee structure

Speaking more on 457 visa scheme, Morrison said how the scheme was not welcomed by the local labour and attempted to suffocate the programme through unnecessary regulations.
Supporting one of the recommendations-relaxation of English language-Morrison said that they were restrictive and served as industrial lockout.  

It may be noted that 457 visa scheme, which was rolled out in 1996, allows foreign nationals to work in Australia for a period of four years.

Now that the Australian government is keen on accepting the proposals made by the expert panel on this visa scheme, the immigration experts are of the opinion that Australia would soon become the most sought after destinations for work across the globe.
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