*Update – The Government has announced plans to abolish the 457 program from March 2018. Surge in Further Information Requests for 457 Visas Rarely a week goes by when the 457 Visa program isn’t in the news, for one reason or another. The scheme – which many employers use to plug skill shortages – often hits the headlines for the wrong reasons though. In 2016, one politician told viewers of ABC’s Q&A that there are more than a million 457s “out there”. A subsequent ABC fact check proved this to be incorrect. In reality, there were – at the time […]