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Posted 11 February 2013 - 09:41 AM

View Postscotto, on 11 February 2013 - 08:51 AM, said:

This 457 Visa usage is in danger of becoming a widespreaed rort, if it's not already.

It is already a widespread rort. I have heard of hairdressers being imported on 457 visas. IMO if it's not on the list of DEEWR skills shortages, the burden of proof on difficulty of recruitment should rest with the employer, and there must be evidence that the employer has advertised the vacancy in media with a sufficiently wide circulation.
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Posted 12 February 2013 - 12:21 PM

More developments on the Werribee blockade.

Judge reserves decision on Werribee blockade

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The construction watchdog has gone to the Federal Court to try to break a blockade at a work site at Werribee.

Dozens of unemployed local tradesmen have been picketing the site for more than a week because they are angry they were overlooked in favour of foreign workers on special visas.
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Posted 21 February 2013 - 06:27 PM

New figures show predicament of working poor

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Close to 500,000 part-time workers in Australia want full-time employment but cannot find it, according to new figures.
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Posted 23 February 2013 - 12:30 PM

The Federal Government have announced that 457 visas for overseas workers will be tightened.

This is good news for local workers. Not mentioned in the article is that the loophole that allows employers to pay 457 workers less than local workers will also be closed as a part of the measures. It's about time that the 457 rorts received attention.
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Posted 23 February 2013 - 01:07 PM

View PostBam, on 23 February 2013 - 12:30 PM, said:

The Federal Government have announced that 457 visas for overseas workers will be tightened.

This is good news for local workers. Not mentioned in the article is that the loophole that allows employers to pay 457 workers less than local workers will also be closed as a part of the measures. It's about time that the 457 rorts received attention.


Have you got a link that documents some detail on the underpayment/rort? I'm curious to know the magnitude as I'd thought they'd get the same pay as a local.
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Posted 23 February 2013 - 01:30 PM

View Posticey, on 23 February 2013 - 01:07 PM, said:

Have you got a link that documents some detail on the underpayment/rort? I'm curious to know the magnitude as I'd thought they'd get the same pay as a local.

I'll provide a link when I have more information. The Immigration Minister was careful to point out that some employers were rorting the 457 visas but not all of them.

Immigration Minister Brendan O'Connor said:

[T]he government has evidence that some employers - and I emphasise that word, some - are using 457 visas to discriminate against locals.

I'm sure we all would like to know just how widespread this rorting was.
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Posted 05 March 2013 - 09:52 PM

View PostBam, on 11 February 2013 - 09:41 AM, said:

It is already a widespread rort.

Developments on this issue today:
Immigration Minister defends 457 visa crackdown

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Immigration Minister Brendan O'Connor has responded to criticism of the Government's crackdown on 457 visas, providing examples of how the system has been rorted.
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Posted 06 June 2013 - 08:43 AM

Allegations have been made that some 457 visa holders have been placed in debt bondage by the employer.

Visa scheme rorting leaves foreigners in debt bondage

Debt bondage is a form of slavery.
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Posted 06 June 2013 - 08:49 AM

More articles on alleged abuses:

457 worker 'told to fork out pay to boss'

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When Filipino welder Jessie Cayanan started work in February on a 457 visa, he had high hopes. It was a chance to establish himself in Australia and support his wife and three young boys back home.

Yet within months, he says, he had his wages slashed in a way that would not show up on his payslip.

Mr Cayanan says he was told by his employer, Glenroy Exhaust, to withdraw $520 a week in cash from his bank account and to pay that money to his boss as a deduction from his wages.


Union says hundreds of workers have been taken advantage of by 457 visa rorts

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The Australian Manufacturing Workers Union (AMWU) says it has identified hundreds of foreign workers who have been exploited under the 457 visa.

It says workers have been taken advantage of by employers who are promising to hire them under the foreign workers scheme.

Many of the workers, who come from one community across two states, are taking out large loans with high interest to pay for the visa, placing them in debt bondage.
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Posted 20 June 2013 - 07:18 PM

457 visa rorting: Workers accuse Indian IT giant Tata Consultancy Services of visa abuse

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One of India's largest IT companies has been accused of misusing 457 visas to bring foreign workers into Australia.

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has IT contracts with some of the nation's largest companies, including Qantas, Woolworths, Telstra and AGL.

Current and former employees of TCS say the company relies on foreign workers, even in areas where there are no skills shortages.
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