The Turnbull government has adopted a new “Australians first” approach to skilled migration, announcing it will abolish the controversial 457 visa program for temporary skilled migrants.

The scheme will be replaced by a new temporary visa specifically designed to recruit “the best and brightest”, with tougher English language tests and labour market testing requirements.

“We are putting jobs first, we are putting Australians first … we are an immigration nation but the fact remains that Australian workers must have priority for Australian jobs,” Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said on Facebook.

Watch this space for more to come and how it could potentially affect you.

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