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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 […] More

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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 […] More

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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 […] More

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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 […] More

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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 […] More

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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 […] More

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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 […] More

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    Australian 457 Visa Restrictions To Be Changed To Attract Hospitality Workers

    The fall in foreign students combined with the rapid increase in highly skilled migrants flocking to Australia’s mines has seen a shortage develop in the hospitality industry. In response to this shortfall the federal government intends to change Australian visa restrictions to encourage experienced workers for the faltering industry. Due to changing patterns in Australian […] More

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    457 Visa’s To Be Fast Tracked By Australian Government

    The Government is looking to attract more skilled overseas workers by fast tracking changes to the 457 visa system reports ninemsn The federal government is also doubling the period of time – to six years – that some businesses can qualify to apply to sponsor workers. Immigration Minister Chris Bowen said on Wednesday he was […] More