Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has announced the government will abolish 457 visas.
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Moves to tighten Australia's temporary skilled migration program puts the local tech industry in a “very dangerous situation”, says Atlassian co-founder Mike Cannon-Brookes.
Minister for Industry, Greg Hunt, has singled out IT sector workers amid moves by the government to clamp down on 457 visa provisions.
Atlassian founder Scott Farquhar said he would not stay in Australia if he was starting a tech company today.
More businesses are making technology skills development a top priority this year but changes to 457 visas will make it difficult for them to find people with high-level knowledge to train local staff, said Steve Shepherd, operations director of HR firm Randstad.
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