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Apr 21, 2017

New ‘not 457’ English requirements will make zero difference

The new Temporary Skill Shortage Visas will require a higher level of English proficiency than 457s, right? Not so fast.

Charlie Lewis — Journalist

Charlie Lewis


Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull with new Australian citizens on Australia Day earlier this year.

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3 thoughts on “New ‘not 457’ English requirements will make zero difference

  1. Pollietragic

    Surely this article does not leave the reader with the impression that the LNP is adding minor window dressing to an existing working scheme from the ALP days, trumpet how tough they are on foreigners and dog whistle to the racist vote that has drifted to Hanson? They wouldn’t do that, would they?

  2. AR

    Change without difference, purely political pandering.

  3. Rortydog

    There are Australians on Groot Eylandt who would probably fail the English test.