457 Visa


Blog post

'Losing its credibility': the abolition of the 457 visa program

In March 2018, the 457 Visa will be formally abolished and replaced by the Temporary Skills Shortage visa. This FlagPost analyses one part of the visa in an attempt to understand how its credibility may have changed over time.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Are there 'over a million 457s' in Australia?

Independent Senator Jacqui Lambie claims 457 visas are partly responsible for a lack of employment opportunities in Australia, with more than a million such visas issued.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Why Michaelia Cash's claims on 457 visas get mixed verdicts

Employment Minister Michaelia Cash says the number of migrant workers on 457 visas doubled under Labor then fell under the Coalition, accounting for less than one per cent of Australia's workforce in 2016. Is she correct?

ECCV submission to the Victorian Inquiry into the Labour Hire Industry and Insecure Work

ECCV recognises that culturally and linguistically diverse communities (CALD) are often adversely affected by exploitative labour hire practices based on our consultations with CALD communities, service providers and regional Victorian ECCs. While labour hire and insecure work affects many communities, the ethno-specific dimension of exploitation...

The permanent shift to temporary migration

A serious debate about this fundamental shift in policy has barely begun, writes Peter Mares on our partner website, INSIDE STORY

Visa Subclass 457 integrity review: final report

Following concerns raised about the Subclass 457 visa program, this report inquiry was commissioned to recommend changes to the scheme. This report recommends that the government should: • abolish the minimum salary level in favour of market rates of pay for all temporary visa holders...

Temporary (long stay) business visas: subclass 457

This research note provides statistics and background on the 457 visa, and discusses some of the controversies regarding temporary skilled and business migration.

Negotiating the maze: review of arrangements for overseas skills recognition, upgrading and licensing

This report aims to address lost productivity and skill wastage in the labour force by promoting an efficient skills recognition and licensing system that is responsive to the needs of both industry and clients, while maintaining Australian occupational standards.