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457 News Update: New Training Levy (March 2018)

The existing Subclass 457 training benchmark requirements will cease in March 2018, with a new Skilling Australians Fund (SAF) levy to be paid instead at the time a Nomination is lodged for the new Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa, as well as the subclass 186 and...

Migration Update – November 2017

The Department of Immigration & Border Protection (DIBP) has made some important changes in November, including: Postponing the introduction of the new Sponsored Parent visas; Changes to the Public Interest Criterion ‘4020’ (fraud); New requirements for health...

Australian Citizenship Changes – Again!

On 20 April 2017, the Australian Government announced a series of changes to the Australian citizenship requirements. After the legislation necessary to implement these changes was introduced into Parliament it became clear that the government would not receive...

457 Visa Update – October 2017

As previously flagged in one of our earlier updates, the 457 visa program will transition to the Temporary Skills Shortage (TSS) Visa from March 2018.  It is expected that there will be ongoing changes to the requirements businesses need to meet in order to nominate...