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GOVERNMENT ELIMINATION OF 457 VISA

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull yesterday announced that the Government will abolish the Subclass 457 Temporary Skilled Work visa and…

Occupations Ceilings Update – Computer Network & Engineering Professionals

Occupations group Computer Network Professionals (2631) and Other Engineering Professionals (2339) have reached their ceiling value…

An Immigration Program That Works

Given recent criticism by some parts of the media on Australia’s temporary and permanent skilled migrations…

Incomplete Visa Applications

The Department has reminded sponsors and visa applicants that it is critically important that all applications…

457 Visa Processing Times

Subclass 457 processing times are now available on the Department’s website. See: http://www.border.gov.au/News/Pages/global-visa-and-citizenship-processing-times.aspx. Please note: As…

457 Visa Policy – Changes in salary and hours

Can a nomination for part time work be approved? Sponsors are reminded that the subclass 457…

Skills Assessments in the 457 Programme

The issue of discretionary skills assessment requests has been raised frequently recently. The Department has now…

Changes to the Temporary Activity Visas effective 19 November 2016

The Regulation repeals five visas:   Subclass 401 (Temporary Work (Long Stay Activity) visa; Subclass 402…

New Temporary Activity Visa Framework – Updated information

The new Temporary Activity Visa Framework will commence on 19 November 2016. The framework is designed to…

Proposed public education contribution fee for 457 visa holders in SA

The state government is introducing a fee for families on 457 visas whose children attend public…