Pledge

The TWU have asked Members of Parliament where they stand on sensible changes to our skilled migration program. 

Over 74 MPs and Senators from across the political spectrum - Labor, Greens, KAP, DLP and Independent - have signed the Aussie Work Aussie Rights Pledge, committing to;

  1. Support the protections passed by Parliament in the Migration Amendment (Temporary Sponsored Visas) Bill 2013 as a first step in closing the loopholes in our migration system.

  2. Oppose any attempt by an incoming Government to reverse these changes.

  3. Support education and training to ensure that workers in Australia are equipped with the skills for the jobs of tomorrow.

  4. Continue to address the exploitation of the 1.4 million migrants in Australia on work visas by unscrupulous businesses, particularly 457, Special Purpose Visas (SPV’s), student and 417 working holiday visas.

Who Has Signed

NEW SOUTH WALES

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        Jason Clare
        Blaxland - ALP
         
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        Sharon Bird
        Cunningham - ALP
         
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        Chris Hayes
        Fowler - ALP
         
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        Anthony Albanese
        Grayndler - ALP
         
      • Michelle Rowland
        Greenway - ALP
         
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        Joel Fitzgibbon
        Hunter - ALP
         
      • alp.nsw.chris.bowen.jpg
        Chris Bowen
        McMahon - ALP
         
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        Sharon Claydon
        Newcastle - ALP
         
      • Julie_Owens_Parramatta_ALP.jpg
        Julie Owens
        Parramatta - ALP
         
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        Justine Elliot
        Richmond - ALP
         
      • alp.nsw.jill.shortland.jpg
        Jill Hall
        Shortland - ALP
         
      • alp.nsw.tanya.plibersek.jpg
        Tanya Plibersek
        Sydney - ALP
         
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        Stephen Jones
        Throsby - ALP
         
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        Tony Burke
        Watson - ALP
         
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        Laurie Ferguson
        Werriwa - ALP
         

 VICTORIA

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            David Feeney
            Batman - ALP
             
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            Lisa Chesters
            Bendigo - ALP
             
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            Alan Griffin
            Bruce - ALP
             
          • maria.vamvakinou.jpg
            Maria Vamvakinou
            Calwell - ALP
             
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            Anna Burke
            Chisholm - ALP
             
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            Richard Marles
            Corio - ALP
             
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            Tim Watts
            Gellibrand - ALP
             
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            Brendan O'Connor
            Gorton - ALP
             
          • alp.vic.mark.dreyfus.jpg
            Mark Dreyfus
            Isaacs - ALP
             
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            Joanne Ryan
            Lalor - ALP
             
          • Rob Mitchell
            McEwen - ALP
             
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            Adam Bandt
            Melbourne - GRN
             
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            Michael Danby
            Melbourne Ports - ALP
             
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            Andrew Giles
            Scullin - ALP
             
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            Kelvin Thomson
            Wills - ALP
             

QUEENSLAND

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        Dr Jim Chalmers
        Rankin - ALP
         
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        Shayne Neumann
        Blair - ALP
         
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        Bob Katter
        Kennedy - KAP
         
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        Wayne Swan
        Lilley - ALP
         
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        Graham Perrett
        Moreton - ALP
         
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        Bernie Ripoll
        Oxley - ALP
         

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

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            Kate Ellis
            Adelaide - ALP
             
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            Amanda Rishworth
            Kingston - ALP
             
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            Tony Zappia
            Makin - ALP
             
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            Mark Butler
            Port Adelaide - ALP
             
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            Nick Champion
            Wakefield - ALP
             

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

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        Gary Gray
        Brand - ALP
         
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        Melissa Parke
        Freemantle - ALP
         
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        Alannah MacTiernan
        Perth - ALP
         

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY

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            Gai Brodtmann
            Canberra-ALP
             
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            Andrew Leigh
            Fraser - ALP
             

TASMANIA

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        Andrew Wilkie
        Denison - IND
         
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        Julie Collins
        Franklin - ALP
         

SENATORS

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      Sam Dastyari
      NSW - ALP
       
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      Doug Cameron
      NSW - ALP
       
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      John Faulkner
      NSW - ALP
       
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      Ursula Stephens
      NSW - ALP
       
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      Deborah O'Neill
      NSW - ALP
       
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      Kate Lundy
      ACT - ALP
       
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      Kim Carr
      VIC - ALP
       
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      John Madigan
      VIC - DLP
       
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      Gavin Marshall
      VIC - ALP
       
    • Claire Moore
      QLD - ALP
       
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      Richard Di Natale
      VIC - GRN
       
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      Mark Furner
      QLD - ALP
       
    •  grn.qld.larissa.waters.jpg
      Larissa Waters
      QLD - GRN
       
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      Sue Lines
      WA - ALP
       
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      Mark Bishop
      WA - ALP
       
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      Scott Ludlam
      WA - GRN
       
    • Glenn Sterle
      WA -ALP
       
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      Alex Gallacher
      SA - ALP
       
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      Don Farrell
      SA - ALP
       
    • Nick Xenophon
      SA - Independent
       
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      Penny Wright
      SA - GRN
       
    • Carol Brown
      TAS - ALP
       
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      Catryna Bilyk
      TAS - ALP
       
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      Lin Thorp
      TAS - ALP
       
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      Peter Whish-Wilson
      TAS - GRN
       
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      Lee Rhiannon
      NSW - GRN
       
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      Anne Urquhart
      TAS - ALP