Submission to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee on Migration Amendment (Temporary Sponsored Visas) Bill 2013

The Business Council of Australia has made a submission to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee on Migration Amendment (Temporary Sponsored Visas) Bill 2013.

The BCA opposes this Bill and we are asking all parliamentarians to reject the Bill unless:

  • the government provides hard evidence to back up its claims of widespread problems with the 457 program, and furthermore, shows why the few individual cases that have been identified cannot be managed within the scheme’s existing safeguards
  • the government subjects any proposed changes to the 457 visa scheme to a rigorous and transparent Regulatory Impact Statement before putting forward a legislative response.

Submission to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee on Migration Amendment (Temporary Sponsored Visas) Bill 2013