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What’s all this fuss about Labour Market Testing and 457 visas?

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HC Online | 25 Nov 2013, 10:25 AM Agree 0
Labour Market Testing is now in effect, applying to all subclass 457 visa nominations lodged since 23 November 2013. Ariel Brott outlines what it means for business.
  • Mon | 11 Feb 2014, 11:25 PM Agree 0
    going around that testing will be very easy.

    Create a add for a position that cannot be found in a person. Then inform the government that we are not able to find that human and get a person on 457 visa.

    No one will know if this new comer meets all the skills listed on the add as no one will examin him.

    A mechanical engineer can work as an engineer, an HR, a project Manager, a Director etc.

    How will the immigration minister know what are they getting, they can get Boats of loads of 457 holders while he will be still looking for the boat smugllers.

    It needs to be scrapped and train the locals. The situation of employment is so bad too much competition and always the locals are beyond the required skills.

  • Claire Armfield | 05 May 2016, 11:40 AM Agree 0
    I know of 457 visa holders being employed in nursing jobs that are considered entry level jobs like in rehab. wards and aged care yet the locals are overlooked for these jobs. This will eventually bite the companies in the backside when these 457 visa holders realise that they can apply to Fair Work Australia to get their backpay because they have been underpaid (I know this for a fact that many are getting underpaid). If Labour one days chooses to change the law and ensure that unions can go in and compare pays too, the companies will find out that they will be in some financial strife too. Also in the meantime the companies reputations are being tarnished by substandard care, while many Australian nurses walk away and Australia becomes a laughing stock to foreigners, as Australians end up with huge HECS debts and no work. The govt is kowtowing too much to businesses rather than looking at really if they need 457 visa holders and looking to see if the boards have given themselves pay increases, which in effect means that if they have the company isn't actually struggling at all. Australians are getting fed up with foreigners taking jobs away from us and they won't stand by incompetent parties. Just talk to individuals rather than reading the media to find out the truth of the matter.
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