Apparently the 457 visa push is rating well for Gillard, and is popular. But when the employment figures come out and are better than expected, is it hard for the government to play them up when at the same time they’re running an argument about foreigners taking Australian jobs? And how is the 457 argument tenable at all when Labor have been increasing the use of the scheme for the last 6 years? I think that this particular set of talking points will lose it’s potency and potentially become a liability before the election.
And I do agree with the question as to why Gillard has a foreigner press secretary. Surely that’s something that could be done by an Australian.