Australia abolishes visa programme popular with Indians

Vastavam web: After USA, now the Australia is also planned to give more priority to its nationals in jobs. The country has abolished the present visa system, whish is more helpful to the Indians and damaging the interests of Australians.

Australia today 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.


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