The Coalition's 457 visa reset: tougher than you think

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Author: Birrell, Bob


Over the resources boom years 2003 to 2012, successive Australian governments opened up Australia's immigration policy in order to achieve two ends: (1) to give employers open-ended rights to recruit the skilled migrants they needed on a temporary basis via the 457 visa program; and (2) to maximise the opportunity for employers to keep these temporaries for the long term by sponsoring them for a permanent entry employer sponsored visa (ENS). The result is that these two visa subclasses are now the main source of skilled migrants. The Australian Federal Coalition government announced a ...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Migration; Employment; Governance; Policy

Keywords: Regulation; Skilled migration; Employment practice; Labour supply; Immigration; Policy analysis; Policy implications

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Melbourne, Victoria: Australian Population Research Institute, 2017

Physical description: iv, 17 p.

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Resource type: Report

Call number: TD/TNC 129.701

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