Bookmark Kaumudi Online  Bookmark this site  Editor@Kaumudi  |  Marketing  Print Advt rates  |  Calendar 2012        Go!    
 
 
April 23, Sunday 2017 11:15 PM       

       HEADLINES: Woman, three daughters mowed down by train                                              Vengara bypolls will decide who is ‘right’, says Joy Mathew                                              Money power and Power Mani behind Munnar encroachment, says Kummanam                                              KRK says sorry for comparing Mohanlal to ‘Chota Bheem’                                              M M Mani is shame for state, says Sudheeran                                              TN CM meets protesting farmers in Delhi                                              ISRO to increase launch frequency to 12 per year                                              Mega defence deals likely during PM's trip to Israel                                              Modi to address all BJP CMs today                                              TN farmers suspend protest after CM's assurance                                              Pakistani man eats leaves for 25 years, never falls ill: Report                                              PPP to launch movement for Sharif's resignation                                              US accuses TCS, Infosys of violating H-1B visa norms                                              It is sad that India is no. 3 in doping: Mary Kom                                              Dhoni seals 6-wkt victory for Pune against Hyderabad                                              Bowlers deliver win for Mumbai                                              No required rate too high if you keep calm: Dhoni                                              Bopanna-Cuevas pair wins Monte Carlo Masters                                              Kaumudi Facebook
       WORLD Next Article: Trump to sign executive order on reform of H-1B visa system  
       No more ‘457 visa’ to Australia, Indians in trouble
 
         Posted on :13:50:22 Apr 18, 2017
   
A A
       Last edited on:15:06:20 Apr 18, 2017
         Tags: Australia abolishes ‘457 visa’
 

MELBOURNE: Australia, on Tuesday, abolished a visa programme used by over 95,000 temporary foreign workers, majority of them Indians, to tackle the growing unemployment in the country.

The programme known as 457 visa allows business to employ foreign workers for a period up to four years in skilled jobs where there is a shortage of Australian workers.

"We are an immigration nation, but the fact remains: Australian workers must have priority for Australian jobs, so we are abolishing the 457 visa, the visa that brings temporary foreign workers into our country," said Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

The majority of the visa holders were from India followed by the UK and China. "We will no longer allow 457 visa to be passports to jobs that could and should go to Australians," he said.

He said Australia will adopt a new 'Australians first' approach to skilled migration. As at September 30, there were 95,757 workers in Australia on primary 457 visa programme, ABC reported. The programme will be replaced by another visa programme, with new restrictions.

"It is important businesses still get access to the skills they need to grow and invest, so the 457 visa will be replaced by a new temporary visa, specifically designed to recruit the best and brightest in the national interest," Turnbull said.

Turnbull said the new programme will ensure that foreign workers are brought into Australia in order to fill critical skill gaps and not brought in because an employer finds it easier to recruit a foreign worker than go to the trouble of hiring an Australian.

Turnbull's announcement comes days after he visited India where a range of issues, including national security, counter terrorism, education and energy, were discussed and six agreements were signed.

A A
       WORLD
Next Article: Trump to sign executive order on reform of H-1B visa system
 
 
WORLD HEADLINES
US accuses TCS, Infosys of violating H-1B visa norms  
PPP to launch movement for Sharif's resignation  
Pakistani man eats leaves for 25 years, never falls ill: Report  
ISI protecting al-Zawahiri in Karachi  
Indian-American Surgeon asked to step down by Trump admin  
Over 100 dead, wounded in Taliban attack on Afghan army base  
Taliban inflict more than 50 Afghan casualties in base attack, U.S. says  
Have lawful right to standardise names in Arunachal: China  
India will pay dearly if it plays Dalai Lama card, says China  
China asserts 'lawful right' to rename Arunachal regions  
Hillary Clinton: Progress in LGBT rights may not be secure  
Sharif narrowly survives Panamagate jolt  
After scrapping 457 visa, Aus unveils tougher citizenship laws  
Panama Papers verdict can oust Nawaz Sharif  
EU says Brexit negotiations will start after British election  
Trump signs executive order for overhaul of H-1B visa system  
British PM calls for early general election on June 8  
No more ‘457 visa’ to Australia, Indians in trouble  
Trump to sign executive order on reform of H-1B visa system  
Erdogan declares referendum victory, opposition cries foul  
'Yes' camp edging tight Turkey poll on Erdogan powers  
68 children among dead in bomb attack on Syria evacuees  
Pope's Easter address marked by heightened security  
World's oldest person dies at age 117  
Pak to submit new dossier on Jadhav to UN  
 
Do you think Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan triggered holy cross row?
yes
 
no
 
don't know
 
 
 
Home Kerala India World Business Sports Sci&Tech Education Automobile CityNews Movies Environment Letters 
© Copyright keralakaumudi Online 2011  |  Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited.
Head Office Address: Kaumudi Buildings, Pettah P.O, Trivandrum - 695024, India.
Online queries talk to Deepu Sasidharan, + 91 98472 38959 or Email deepu[at]kaumudi.com
Customer Service -Advertisement Disclaimer Statement   |  Copyright Policy