Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, Senator Michaelia Cash, announced a review of the integrity of the 457 programme on February 25.
The review is under way and is being conducted by four industry specialists formally appointed by the Minister, who are independent to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. Panellists are:
- John Azarias—Deloitte Partner
- Jenny Lambert—Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
- Katie Malyon—Migration Lawyer, Ernst and Young
- Professor Peter McDonald—Australian National University.
The panel is reviewing the effectiveness of the current integrity measures of the 457 programme. The department’s website has more information, including the Terms of Reference (ToR) document of the review and details about how to make a written submission to the review.
The panel has been speaking with key stakeholders of the 457 programme to hear their views and gather ideas. It would be great to hear your views on the integrity of the 457 programme, so feel free to post a comment here for the panel’s consideration.