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Proposed Australian 457 Permit Amendments Annoy IT Industry

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According to certain available reports, many recruitment companies from the IT industry have come down quite hard on the proposed amendments to be made to the Australian 457 permit arrangement which are likely to make it tougher for the Australian organizations to recruit workers from abroad, alleging the said transformations will shrink the existing work opportunities further.

Sometime back, the new immigration minister set about making the 457 permit arrangement stricter to put-off unprincipled recruiters/firms from allegedly denting the national workers, via ushering-in cheaper workers from abroad. Brendan O`Connor, the minister, reportedly observed that fresh law would be brought forth which would put an improved priority on English language expertise, and offer extra power to evaluating organizations to probe the permit petitions suspected of being pointless and/or untrustworthy.

Despite the fact that many workers` unions have praised the proposed reforms, the recruiters from the IT field allege that these not only fail to fruitfully address the actual matter crippling the industry, i.e., outsourcing, but it, in reality, boosts the same.

In this connection, a concerned person was quoted as saying that the 457 permit scheme already contains more than enough checks to restrict the alleged abuse even while the proposed amendments-instead of inspiring the recruiters/firms to employ the local workers--would force many of them to do the opposite, and just outsource the works out-of-the-country. She added that for every employer the chance to usher-in trained workers from abroad necessitates a thorough evaluation, and hence the proposed changes already exist in the procedure for the hiring organizations.

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