The Federal Government will abolish the 457 visa and replace it with two new visas, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says.
Current visa holders will not be affected by the changes, which will see the introduction of two new temporary skills visas — a two-year visa and a more specialised one for four years “targeted at higher skills”.
Mr Turnbull said the new system would be “manifestly, rigorously, resolutely conducted in the national interest”.
“The migration program should only operate in our national interest. This is all about Australia’s interest,” Mr Turnbull said.