Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Surprise Sector Tops 457 List; Watt Hits out at CQ's 457 Visa Numbers

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Surprise Sector Tops 457 List; Watt Hits out at CQ's 457 Visa Numbers

Article excerpt

Byline: Kerri-Anne Mesner @capnews.com.au

CQ 457 visas

Accommodation and Food Services - 74

Administrative and Support Services - <5

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing - 81

Construction - 78

Education and Training - 18

Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services - 5

Financial and Insurance Services - <5

Health Care and Social Assistance - 148

Information Media and Telecommunications - <5

Manufacturing - 100

Mining - 70

Other services - 48

Professional, Scientific and Technical - 18

Public Administration and Safety - <5

Retail Trade - 7

Transport Postal and Warehousing - 7

IF you thought the meatworks hired the most 457 visa holders in the region, you might be surprised.

An attack by the Australian Labor Party on the Liberal National Party representatives in the region has led to the revelation that it might not be the meatworkers topping the 457 visa list.

ALP Senator Murray Watt has attacked Capricornia MP Michelle Landry over her lack of action to push local employers to employ local workers, revealing there are 665 people in the Fitzroy region with 457 visas as of September 30.

Of those, 300 were approved in the 2015/16 financial year alone.

Breaking those 665 down by Sponsor Industry is Health Care and Social Assistance at the top of the list with 148.

Mr Watt explained that people employed at the meatworks could be sponsored under different industries, depending on their skill set.

His attack against Ms Landry comes as Queensland's unemployment rate 5.8% in September and Youth unemployment was even higher at 8.7%.

However, according to the Queensland State Government's website about youth unemployment, the comparison shows a decrease in the youth unemployment figure in the past 12 months. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.