The Government changed the 457 work visa yesterday.
First of all a reaction from some academics HERE.
Then Henry Sherrell writes on it courtesy of the ever excellent Lowy Institute.
This change in policy is truly Trumpian. It is completely devoid of evidence. It is supported by a unity ticket of the CFMEU and One Nation for pete's sake!
Think about it. Why in the hell would an employer not seek to fill a vacancy within the city they are in rather then go through all the work of trying to get skilled personnel from overseas.
It is yet another sign the government has no idea of what to do and is attempting anything at all to get back on the 'playing field'