The House of Representatives has tonight supported moves by the Turnbull Government to back Australian jobs as part of its plan for visa reforms for skilled employment.
The House has passed two bills to establish the Skilling Australians Fund which will help more Australians to gain the skills they need to get a job.
They also allow the Minister to define how labour market testing will be applied to nominated positions. This means that advertising rules will be established to ensure Australians get priority on jobs.
Tonight's vote represents an important part of this Government's continuing reforms to Australia's skilled migration visa system.
Those reforms include a tightening of requirements for the hiring of overseas workers.
The bills are now expected to go to the Senate for consideration on Wednesday.
Last Friday the Senate Education and Employment Legislation Committee recommended the Senate pass the Bill.