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March 2018 457 Visa – What It Means To You

The Australian Department of Home Affairs (DHA) has published some additional clarification of the various changes to the skilled visa regulations planned for March 2018. These include further details on the new Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) (subclass 482) visa which is due to replace the Subclass 457 visa. 2018 TSS visa updates TSS applications require …

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Australian 457 Visa Changes – FAQ

So since we announced the abolishment of the 457 visa on the 19th April, we’ve had literally hundreds of comments posted trying to seek additional information on clarification on the announcements. I’m a 457 holder, will I still be able to get PR?  My occupation is no longer on the list, can I still apply? What …

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Existing 457 Visa holders – Can I Still Get PR?

It’s fair to say, the recent announcement that the current 457 Visa system will be scrapped, has caused some concern and angst for 457 Visa holders hoping to gain Permanent Residency (PR) at the end of the 457 Period. We’ve had various comments in response to our recent articles including questions along the lines of …

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457 Visa To Be Abolished – Replaced With New TSS Visa

Today, (18 April 2017), the Australian Government announced that the Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457 visa) will be abolished and replaced with the completely new Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa in March 2018. Introducing the TSS Visa Program The TSS visa programme will be comprised of a Short-Term stream of up to two years …

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457 Visa Holders School Fees – South Australia

The South Australian state government is introducing a fee for families on 457 visas whose children attend public schools in South Australia. These proposed changes would bring South Australia in line with a number of other Australian states and territories including; Western Australia (WA), New South Wales (NSW) and the Australian Capital Territory (ACT). 457 Visa …

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Time Slashed For 457 Visa Holders To Find A New Job

The Australian government has made changes to the Australian Migration Regulations by amending condition 8107 to provide that a 457 visa holder can only remain in Australia without valid employment for a maximum of 60 days. The relevant section used to enable the holder to cease employment for 90 days which would give a 457 …

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Federal Government announces changes to 457 visa program

On 25 February 2014 the Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Michaelia Cash announced an Independent Review of Integrity in the subclass 457 programme. In mid-March 2014 the panel began a period of extensive consultations with key stakeholders, including industry groups, unions, peak bodies, academics, 457 programme sponsors and State, Territory and Commonwealth government …

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Highly Skilled Occupations Exempted From Labour Market Testing

The Australian Immigration department has announced that employers recruiting for ‘highly skilled occupations’ will be exempted from the Labour Market Testing (LMT) requirement and therefore will not need to advertise jobs in Australia before offering them to temporary foreign workers. In June 2013, Australia’s previous Labor government passed legislation which required Australian employers to advertise …

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457 Visa Retail Jobs On The Rise In Australia

The number of retailer sponsored 457 Visa’s is on the rise with Australian retailers searching overseas for skilled staff because years of cost-cutting, under-investment in training and the online retail boom has led to a critical skills shortage in the retail sector. Experienced merchandisers, planners, buyers and e-commerce managers are in hot demand in the …

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IT Workers On 457 Visas Needed To Plug The Gap

A state parliamentary inquiry into skills shortages is yet to hear from the Australian technology industry, but it has already signaled it will make recommendations to the federal government on 457 visas. The NSW inquiry by the Legislative Assembly Committee on Economic Development has held two hearings, it has two more scheduled, in Coffs Harbour …

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