Greens Deputy Leader and workplace relations spokesperson Adam Bandt MP has welcomed the passage of the 457 reforms through the House of Representatives.
Mr Bandt says his support for the legislation came after the Greens secured amendments to protect local nursing and engineering jobs.
“This is an important step in protecting Australian jobs and the rights of all workers – locals and those on 457 visas,” Mr Bandt said.
“It is a culmination of a strong campaign to ensure that employers test the local labour market before seeking to bring in workers from overseas.”
“I am now confident the bill will pass the Senate with Greens support.”