Crossbench support helps 457 visa crackdown bill pass Lower House

The Federal Government’s bill to crack down on the 457 foreign worker visa scheme has passed the Lower House.
The bill passed 73 votes to 72 after the Government yesterday struck a compromise deal with crucial crossbench MPs.
A crackdown on 457 visas was announced by former prime minister Julia Gillard in March.
The new laws will force employers to do local labour market testing to prove they cannot find an Australian citizen to do the job before sponsoring an overseas worker on a 457 visa