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The Forum > General Discussion > Malcolm says, “In Australia's National Interest”.

Malcolm says, “In Australia's National Interest”.

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April 19, 2017 morning speech:

From 8.00AM to 8.16AM, ABC television morning breakfast bottom screen typed readings:

457 Visa:

PM: Our immigration program is a recruiting exercise;

PM: We cannot remain prosperous, if not more competitive;

PM: Global support for migration has disintegrated;

PM: We are back in control of our borders;

PM; Migration must be in our national interest;

PM: Australian jobs for Australians first;

Four-year visa restricted to strategic skills shortages;

Higher English standard required for the 4-year visa.

Strong migration is the answer...

My opinion: Malcolm Turnbull's speech has plenty of branded “government” commercial expertise awareness, I assume as audiences expect as a good performing expert at speeches, prime minister.

After the speech ended, ABC Breakfast host stated, Malcolm is expressing who is in charge of borders, who comes to Australia.

My expression, the speech will allow media to focus citizenry attentions on the usual rolled over immigration and foreign influenced terrorism, ignoring home grown problem issues, somewhat focused on by independent from mainstream media Internet journalism.
Posted by steve101, Wednesday, 19 April 2017 1:51:42 PM
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We don't need the level of migration we have now. We need to get bludgers to work. All migration should cease until everyone is in a job, and then immigration could be used to fill in the gaps.

Not many of the immigrants coming here now have a job to go to. They are here for the welfare.

On a slightly different subject, 457 Visas, Turnbull's announcement is pure humbug. He is cutting only about 200 jobs off a list of more than 600. Some of these are ridiculous things like goat breeders, actors and so on. He is not cutting out the 457 rort, he is just relabelling it.

No immigrants while Australians are not working!
Posted by ttbn, Wednesday, 19 April 2017 3:22:45 PM
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Malcolm Turnbull "Putting Australia First".
It's catching on, now you see why I supported Trump.
Posted by Armchair Critic, Wednesday, 19 April 2017 3:30:37 PM
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Simply it is a con job for a desperate person on the nose with voters.

http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/malcolm-turnbulls-visa-changes-would-affect-just-8-per-cent-of-current-457-holders-20170418-gvnfer.html

Labor has released an analysis that shows just 8.6 per cent of foreign workers currently on a 457 visa are working in jobs that would be excluded under the new visa system.

The 651 professions eligible for a 457 visa would be slashed to 435 eligible for a new two-year temporary skills shortage visa, under the changes announced on Tuesday. The list for a new four-year visa would be even shorter.

"Under Malcolm Turnbull, we'll still be bringing in cooks, builders, bakers and hairdressers from overseas to do jobs that Australians should be doing. He is so out of touch - he is cracking down on dodgy visas for antique dealers, but not for nurses.

The number of jobs that Australians have been educated to do and can do that still can apply for 457 visa is way too long.
Posted by Philip S, Wednesday, 19 April 2017 4:25:15 PM
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The system definitely needs reforming.

I am particularly concerned about nurses. We need to give
our recent graduates a chance at jobs.
Currently from what I can see the jobs are going to overseas
staff simply because employers prefer trained and experienced
staff from overseas instead of having to give new local
graduates a chance. I'm not sure about other professions like
hairdressing or IT, or medicine.

I found the following website that should stir up a few comments.
I don't agree with all of the comments - but I think the link
is worth a read by way of broadening this discussion:

http://www.news.com.au/finance/work/at-work-visa-changes-expose-the-work-lazy-australians-just-arent-interested-in/news-story/1ac0ac2246886a3a7d08c38d09e8d6d8

The comments at the end of this article are also worth reading.
Posted by Foxy, Wednesday, 19 April 2017 4:37:23 PM
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Malcolm is being pulled along with a hook in his nose. Thanks Tony and Pauline. If he is really interested in putting Australia first he will expose the fraudulent gw leech/renewables industry and bring back cheap reliable energy prices.
Posted by runner, Wednesday, 19 April 2017 4:50:56 PM
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