Tourism Labour Needs Must Be Top Priority For Reformed 457 Visa

Published on : Wednesday, April 19, 2017

ATECThe Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC) today welcomed the Prime Minister’s announcement of a new visa system to support the sourcing of temporary skilled workers for Australian industries struggling to find the right staff.


With thousands of Australian tourism businesses struggling to fill their labour needs, this new system is an opportunity to address the industry’s ongoing labour force issues.


“While we welcome this new visa program, it must support the growing labour needs of the tourism export sector, which is now worth more than $39 billion to the Australian economy,” ATEC Managing Director, Peter Shelley said of the announcement.


“Replacing the 457 visa with a more targeted temporary visa system should help the fast growing tourism export industry meet some of its very immediate labour issues.”


Mr Shelley said whilst the new system focused on protecting Australian job opportunities, it would also enable businesses to recruit temporary foreign workers to fill jobs where specific skills shortages exist.


“The skilled occupation list attached to this visa will be reviewed every 6 months, giving our industry more opportunities to inform the Government where there are significant labour force needs in Australia’s tourism industry.


“With international visitor numbers growing at 11%, there is no doubt the tourism industry will continue to be in need of more skilled and semi-skilled labour and this announcement recognises the value of investing in tourism’s future needs.”


Source:- Australian Tourism Export Council


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

arrow2Follow TTW
facebook-logo  twitter-logo  LinkedIn_logo  stumbleupon-logo   rss_logo 
ttw_blogger_logo  ttw_blogger_logo  ttw_blogger_logo


  • 02 WTM Latin America 2018
  • 03 IMEX 2018
  • 03 wtm-africa18
  • 05 itb-china 2018
  • 05 KITF 2018
  • 06 jharkhandtravelmart 2018
  • 07 Digital-Travel-2018
  • 08 ShanghaiWTF 18
  • 09 The hotel shows audiarabia 18
  • 10 hotelfair 2018
  • 11 Digital Travel 2018
  • 11 Hotelex-Shanghai 18
  • 13 aitf 2018
  • 30 PATA


Get our toolbar!
Review on