Temporary visas - not the answer

Richards, Debbie
October 2006
Australian Nursing Journal;Oct2006, Vol. 14 Issue 4, p31
The article explains why section 457 temporary work visas fail to address the skills shortage in Australia. Aside from the fact that it fails to solve the core problem of ineffective training and skills development, there is no clear linkage between general employment growth at an industry level and the growth in temporary work visas. In addition, it creates a labor market where employers suppress wages and labor unions unable to negotiate for better wages and working conditions.


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