The 457 visa temporary migration program was singled out for being poorly regulated and allowing employers to import and exploit large pools of unskilled workers, with skills not in high demand.

That raised fears an “uncapped” 457 visa program was undercutting the wages of incumbent Australians, the Committee for Economic Development of Australia Council said. The current 457 visa system inappropriately allowed employers, rather than evidence, to determine which occupations were in shortage, the report said. “Currently a social media advertisement,…