The 457 visa balancing act

The Labor government's move to single out ICT firms for ‘rorting’ the 457 visa system may have been designed to please the unions. But there is a very real need for an informed debate - one that harmonises the issue of skills gap with protecting Australian jobs.

The Labor government's move to single out ICT firms for ‘rorting’ the 457 visa system at the expense of Australian professionals may have been a stunt designed to appease the unions, and burnish its electoral hopes, but there is a very real need for an informed debate on the use of 457 visas. 

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