Australian Government Responds to Review into the Integrity of the Subclass 457 Programme

The Australian Government has confirmed that it supports – or supports in principle – the majority of the independent review’s recommendations into the workings of the subclass 457 visa program.

The Terms of Reference required the independent panel to recommend a system that, operating in the national interest, was sound and resistant to misuse (the “integrity” goal), and, at the same time, flexible and able to respond quickly to economic and business changes (the “productivity” goal).

The full report is available here.

The Australian Government’s responses to the recommendations outlined in the report are detailed here.