This morning Dave Noonan spoke with Jon Faine regarding allegations that have been made in the media regarding the CFMEU Vic branch. These allegations are a smoke screen and a ramp up for the Royal Commission hearings to be held in Victoria next week. Hear what Dave Noonan had to say about it this morning:
Employers will have easier access to 457 visas for Korean workers while Australian workers will have fewer protections and less job security under the Korea Australia Free Trade Agreement (KAFTA).
Under KAFTA, the Abbott Government has committed to granting 457 visas to Korean nationals with certain trade, technical or professional skills with no employer obligation to first look for qualified Australian workers, and no requirement to prove that none were available.
But in a submission to a Parliamentary inquiry looking into the deal, the CFMEU has argued that the loose wording of the Agreement would cover all Korean workers at trade level and above.
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