On 10 September 2014, the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection released the independent panel’s final report of the Independent Review into Integrity in the Subclass 457 Programme, titled Robust New Foundations: A Streamlined, Transparent and Responsive System for the 457 Programme.
The panel’s report identified 22 recommendations and addresses a number of elements of the 457 programme. The report is now available to download from the department’s website.
The review was informed by a large amount of feedback from a diverse range of stakeholders, which included comments from this blog, as well as a Facebook ‘live chat.’ In their report, the panel wrote about how social media helped them reach a wide audience as part of their consultation process –if you are interested, you can check out their summary on page 114 in the report.
On behalf of the panel, thank you to those who participated and provided feedback through the various social media channels.