Labor’s draft proposals seek to ensure employers will have to prove they couldn’t find enough workers from the Australian labour market before they’re allowed to bring in workers from overseas on temporary 457 visas. Image: Australia and China agree on a Free Trade deal, Wiki Commons

The Labor party has been under pressure from unions to respond to their concerns about the threat to jobs the China Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) poses. In response, they’ve put forward a number of draft proposals for amendments to the Migration Act. Because ChAFTA must comply with the Migration Act, Labor is juggling the needs of Australian workers without changing the agreement with our biggest trading partner, China.

Labor’s Exposure Draft Proposals

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