Yesterday, the Liberal coalition blocked proposed changes to 457 visa regulations that would’ve protected Australian workers by making sure companies employed them before sourcing labour from overseas, skilled or unskilled.
They claimed it was because “the government moved to rush through legislation without consulting employer groups”.
The Liberal party obviously consulted them, the result?
No Australian has an automatic right to employment in Australia.
The asylum seeker debate is a smokescreen, designed to make you lose focus and forget who is really taking your job!
The media run stories of a few people that were employed in Australia on temporary 457 visas, usually in remote communities or with specialist skills that have stayed on in Australia and integrated into society. It promotes the view that these visas are for the benefit of us all, but the reality is nothing like that.
These “temporary work visas” are just that, temporary. Usually, but not always, they are exploited by companies that have contracts lasting for a limited period of time, resource infrastructure, large construction projects etc…
Everything from crane operations, general labouring and catering, as well as professional services can fall under the blanket of a “skills shortage”, no job is safe. When the project ends, their employees return to their own countries, jobless and without the employer being burdened with redundancy payments or any other future obligations towards them.
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