Narendra Modi conveyed work visa issue to Australian counterpart

Vastavam web: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today conveyed to his Australian counterpart Malcolm Turnbull India’s concerns about the impact of the recent decision to abolish a popular work visa used by a majority of Indians.Modi conveyed the concerns during a phone call initiated by Turnbull, a PMO statement said.”Prime Minister Modi expressed concern about the possible impact of the recent changes in Australian regulations for the skilled professionals visa programme,” the statement said.About three weeks back, Turnbull had announced his decision to abolish the 457 visa, which allows businesses to hire foreign workers for up to four years in skilled jobs.”We are an immigration nation, but the fact remains Australian workers must have priority for Australian jobs, so we are abolishing the 457 visa,” he had said.