Can I still apply for the 457

Can I still apply for the 457

Can I still apply for the 457? Earlier this year on the 19th April, the Turnbull government announced that it is axing the 457 Temporary Work (Skilled) visa program. As you can imagine, this announcement had several people panicked believing they are no longer...
The 457 Changes ARE substantive

The 457 Changes ARE substantive

During the recent 457 abolition news, the opposition leader Bill Shorten has criticised the coalition government on these changes, claiming Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull only cares about his own interests with these non-substantive changes. Turnbull pledged...
SkillSelect Update 2017

SkillSelect Update 2017

The results of the 29 March SkillSelect round have been published. The occupational group ICT Business and System Analysts is now full. Accountants and Software and Analyst Programmers are over 99% full, with most other pro-rata occupations likely to be filled by the...
Australian Citizenship Law Changes mean Tougher Tests for Migrants

Australian Citizenship Law Changes mean Tougher Tests for Migrants

The Federal Government has announced changes to the nation’s citizenship laws, with the Prime Minister declaring that the new arrivals must possess ‘Australian values’ and prove their commitment to the nation. The new measures would see migrants facing a tougher...
457 Visas scrapped

457 Visas scrapped

Reforms to Australia’s temporary sponsored skilled migration programme: In a surprise move, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has announced that the Federal Government is abolishing the subclass 457 visa. This visa subclass shall be replaced with a new visa...
What do these 457 Visa changes mean for you?

What do these 457 Visa changes mean for you?

From the 19th April 2017, the Department will progressively intiate more changes to the current and prospective 457 visa holders until March 2018. Changes from July 2017 From the 1st July 2017, the occupation lists STSOL and MLTSSL will be further reviewed based on...