The Australian Prime Minister announced the cancellation of work visas for foreigners

The Australian government has decided to abolish the primary work visa for foreigners. This was stated by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull in a video posted on his page in Facebook.

According to him, preference in employment shall be given to Australians. However, he noted that in the future Australia will establish a new temporary visa for foreign employees, considering the country’s needs in those or other experts.

When granting permission to enter the country will be counted as work experience of the foreigner, and knowledge of the English language.

Temporary worker visa was introduced in Australia in 1996. It was issued for a period up to four years. According to RIA Novosti, the visas of the new sample will be issued for two years.