"The 457 visa system is a short-term temporary visa for skills shortages. If it's being used for any other purpose by anyone, then it's being used wrongly and we should stamp that out." -- Julia Gillard, The Age, March 18

If the prime minister really thinks the only purpose of the 457 visa is to fill temporary skills shortages then she should ask senior officials for a briefing about the evolution of Australia's migration program over the past 15 years.