The rules for temporary work visas changed (again) on 1 July: An update

The rules for temporary work visas changed (again) on 1 July: An update

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In May, we discussed the Government’s announcement that there would be significant changes to Temporary Work (Skilled) (subclass 457) visas, to be implemented over the next year or so. These changes were subject to robust feedback from industry, particularly with regard to the new occupation lists. In light of this, on 1 July the Government announced some further ‘tweaks’ to the new temporary visa regime. By Dr. Drew Donnelly, Compliance Quarter Today’s article is an update on these new requirements as well as a reminder of other aspects of the new regime that came into force on July 1. Industry feedback on the occupation lists The changes announced in April created two new ‘streams’ for the subclass 457 visa. From that point, subclass 457 visas would only be approved for…
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The new rules for temporary work visas: seven key changes that every Australian business needs to know

The new rules for temporary work visas: seven key changes that every Australian business needs to know

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Last month the Government announced sweeping changes to the temporary work visa in Australia. This suite of changes is complex and affects every business that uses temporary employer-sponsored work visas or may like to do so in the future. Here, we set out the seven key changes that you need to know about. Pay attention to the dates – some changes are already in effect, others occur in July 2017, December 2017 and March 2018. For further information on how the changes affect your business, let us know and we will point you in the direction of an immigration specialist. 1. The qualifying occupations for temporary work visas have changed Starting from 19 April 2017, the Temporary Work (Skilled) (subclass 457) visa is now being approved only for occupations on…
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