“Federal Labor Candidate” Added To 457 Visa Skills Shortage List

457 visa

The list of jobs available to foreigners under the specialist 457 visa will be extended to include ‘Federal Labor Candidate’, as part of changes announced by Prime Minister Kevin Rudd this morning.

The changes come as another Labor MP – Simon Crean – announced he would not be contesting the next election. It follows earlier announcements from Greg Combet, Peter Garrett, Julia Gillard, Nicola Roxon, Martin Ferguson, Chris Evans, Stephen Smith and Robert McClelland.

Mr Rudd said it was very unlikely he would be able to find that many Australians who would be willing to work for him.

Twenty eight year-old Arun Sarin, who makes a living cleaning toilets in Mumbai, said while the changes to the visa were interesting, he’ll probably stick to cleaning toilets.

Want more Australian political satire? Follow The Shovel on Facebook and Twitter.


  1. Brendan J Kelly

    July 1, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    I am disappointed that Arun Sarin was not interested as he is uniquely qualified to work in the environment of Federal Politics as it is at present.

  2. uloola

    July 2, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    Why not out source the vacant positions to India?Then If they don’t perform to the Ruddsters gruelling pace and obnoxious personality he can sack them by phone from the back seat of the his limo on the way home.