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In line with the successful unveiling of the Turnbull government’s new skilled-migrant policy -- under which 457 visas are to be completely abolished and replaced by a 100% new kind of visa system under which temporary migrants will be allowed to come to Australia only if employers can establish that they’re needed to fill a skills shortage -- the government would like to announce a suite of additional exciting new policies.

1. Massive budget savings are to be achieved by the scrapping of all unemployment benefits. The unemployment benefits scheme will be replaced by a completely new system named Job-Deficiency Plus: under this, instead of providing unemployment benefits, the government will simply pay a certain amount of money on a regular basis to people who can establish that they do not currently have a job: this to be established by the filling out of certain forms.