The engineering profession has just struggled through 29 consecutive months of declining job vacancies and if the 457 visa system was working properly, we would also be seeing a big decline in the number of 457 visas granted to plug skills gaps in the engineering profession.

The Courier-Mail, by Blake Harvey, 5 November 2014

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The road to a driver's licence is clear but using that licence to start a career behind the wheel is less exact.

Weekend Post Cairns, by Debra Bela, 1 November 2014

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As part of the debate around the 457 visa program, unions often get accused of being xenophobic or playing the race card. It’s a slur we will continue to hear from our opponents I’m sure.

ACTU Speech, 30 October 2014

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Andy Zhang's arm is cased in skin-coloured bandages that mask the reality of the mangled flesh beneath.

SMH, by Nick Toscano, 25 October 2014

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Labor says it is "staggering" the West Australia Government still has not finalised details of its plan to charge a fee to some foreign workers whose children attend public schools, just months before it comes into force.

ABC News, by Jacob Kagi, 23 October 2014

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Foreign nationals on 457 visas are working in schools and early childhood centres despite a growing glut of unemployed Australian teaching graduates.

SMH, by Heath Aston, 21 October 2014

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Billabong International's chief executive, the American retail specialist Neil Fiske, is working in Australia on a 457 visa.

SMH, by Heath Aston, 19 October 2014

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Prime Minister Tony Abbott says he will overhaul the 457 visa scheme as part of his innovation and competitiveness agenda.

SBS World News Radio, by Peggy Giakounelos, 15 October 2014

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The government's promise to make the 457 visa scheme less burdensome for business has been labelled "mind boggling" amid concerns it could raise already-high local unemployment.

News.com.au, 14 October 2014

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The message for Australian workers out of the Abbott Government’s competitiveness announcement today was that wages, conditions and job security are under renewed attack.

ACTU MEDIA RELEASE, 14 October 2014

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