457 visa fees to increase under Labor

Sponsor fees to employ temporary skilled workers from overseas are set to rise if Labor wins the federal election.

Workplaces where more than half the workforce is made up of 457 visa holders will pay an extra $1500 for each additional visa if they apply for more temporary workers.

The party also wants to beef up labour market testing requirements before firms can take on foreign workers.

Originally published as 457 visa fees to increase under Labor.