According to a report, the Australian government wants to focus on other options to rectify skilled migration visas to boost competitiveness rather than allowing businesses to import specialist workers for up to a year without getting a 457 visa.
This makes the Department of Immigration reforms be centered on a more simplified system that eases visa requirements, improves visa application processes, and lessen overlapping visa pathways.
On the other hand, unions are against the visa with the thought that it may cut precautions for workers and may lead to employers bypassing labour market testing and English language proficiency requirements.
According to Immigration minister Peter Dutton, the department had performed a significant amount of consultations on “developing options to reform the skilled visa system to ensure that it is best placed to support Australia’s economic future”.
“We are committed to smarter regulation in this area, improving integrity in our visa programs and increasing the contribution of skilled migration to Australia’s productivity and economy,” Mr. Dutton reiterated.