457 visa scheme: time for a proper debate

A genuine debate regarding temporary labour migration should not be confined to migration policy Since February this year, a debate has raged around the 457 visa scheme. The government has been insistent on fixing an “out of control” scheme by cracking down on “rorts”. On the other hand, its critics have challenged whether the scheme […]

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Rise in number of 457 holders employed for postal deliveries

Australia Post is employing unskilled workers on 457 visa holders to deliver parcels and sort mail, according to a union, which says they are being used to drive down the postal service’s costs. The Communication Workers Union says Australia Post is one of many large companies deliberately turning a blind eye to contractors employing overseas […]

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