Australia’s 457 skilled worker visa program is set to be abolished following moves on the part of the Turnbull government to dump the program in favour of a new and more restrictive foreign worker program involving tougher requirements.

In his latest announcement, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says the current 457 skilled worker visa program will be abolished and replaced by a new Temporary Skill Shortage Visa. Visas granted under the new scheme will comprise two streams: a Short Term stream under which visas will be issued for two…