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Migration Amendment (Putting Local Workers First) Bill 2016


Type
Private
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Not Proceeding
Sponsor
SHORTEN, Bill, MP

Summary

Amends the: Migration Act 1958 to: require employers nominating 457 visa workers under labour agreements, and as standard business sponsors, to meet certain labour market testing requirements; require certain sponsors in specified sectors to employ their guest workers under a Labour Agreement; and introduce an Australian Jobs Test that requires employers to demonstrate their contribution to local employment and skills development as part of their application to sponsor temporary workers; and Migration Regulations 1994 to: require the minister to publish policy guidelines relating to the negotiation of certain agreements; require certain 457 visa applicants to hold a relevant licence or undertake a mandatory skills assessment; and make consequential amendments.

Progress of bill

For committee reference information, please see the Notes section at the end of this page.

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 28/11/16  
Second reading moved 28/11/16  
Removed from the Notice Paper in accordance with (SO 42) 15/08/17  
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest



Notes