Posted November 06, 2018 07:48:54 The Federal Government is poised to change the way it views temporary workers in Australia.
The Government is set to introduce a raft of new measures, including introducing a visa-free travel scheme for the world’s poorest nations.
The proposed changes are expected to go to parliament later this year.
The Federal Government says the changes will help Australia attract more skilled workers and boost its global competitiveness.
“We’re creating a new pathway for skilled workers to come and work in Australia, we’re creating jobs, we’ve got a great economy, and we’re going to bring jobs back to our country,” Immigration Minister Peter Dutton said.
“And we’ve also got a lot of good reasons for doing so, such as attracting the best and the brightest people who can do the job.”
I think we’ve really got to make sure that we keep people here and that we don’t lose them.
“The visa-protected status that the Government is proposing will apply to workers from the following countries: Cambodia, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Gambia, India, Kenya, Malawi, Mauritania, Nigeria, Somalia, Sudan and Uganda.
The new visa rules are likely to be implemented at a later date.
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Do you support or oppose the visa changes?