Australia’s Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull announced the termination of the 457 Visa for Skilled Workers in Australia through a Facebook video yesterday. Mr Turnbull explained that the termination of the 457 visa is a move to “put Australians first”. The 457 will be replaced by shorter-term visas making it harder for foreign residents to gain permanent residency.
There will also be a reduction in the number of skills eligible for work visas in Australia. The status of 95,000 work visa holders would not change ad that this move will also help train Australians to fill skills gaps in the country.
Learn more about it though Mr Turnbull’s full video announcement below: