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Timeline of the 457 Visa Cancellation and Changes

Following the Australian Government’s April 2017 announcement of the abolition of the 457 visa program and rem, Expat presents a detailed timeline of the changes applied and changes pending in relation to the relevant skilled visas. Why are the changes being made? The government has announced that changes are being made in order to better [...]

Update: Australian Subclass 457 Visa Situation

  Further to the Australian Government’s announcement of intention to abolish the Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457 visa) in March 2018, and replace with the new Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa stream aimed at maintaining stronger government jurisdiction over appointing foreign employees, existing subclass 457 visa holders will not be affected for the duration of their [...]

Turnbull Government abolishes 457 visa program

  Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has announced the abolition of the existing 457 visa program, to be replaced by a new visa classes that will tightly regulate foreign workers coming into Australia, ensuring they meet a genuine skills shortage in the country. Under the new visa program will be a short-term two year stream, with [...]