PRIME Minister Malcolm Turnbull has announced he is scrapping the controversial 457 visa program for skilled migrants as part of a bid to tackle unemployment.

The Prime Minister says jobs must go to Australians first, before businesses consider hiring foreign workers.
He said while Australia was multicultural, it needed to focus on local jobs. “We will no longer allow 457 visas to be passports to jobs that could and should go to Australians,” Mr Turnbull said in announcement via Facebook today.

As this is still a developing story, FIAA will aim to have a breakdown of what this means for your business and the industry shortly.

For now, you can access the news article and press conference via the link below.