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Visa changes target low-skill employment with few worker protections

As visa changes are likely to continue the influx of migrants, the Government is prioritising low-skill work that doesn’t guarantee the rights of migrant workers, writes Dr Abul Rizvi. IN RESPONSE TO a combination of supply chain issues and labour shortages partly due to impact of the Omicron variant, the Morrison Government last week made a flurry of temporary entry visa policy changes. What impact can we expect from these and what is the baseline we should use to assess these? In November 2021, the Morrison Government announced it would open international borders for a range of temporary and permanent…