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  • Impact of Changes to Skilled Occupations Lists April 2017

    Wednesday, 19 April 2017 – Significant changes have been made to skilled occupations lists effective 19 April 2017. These changes affect applicants for: - Temporary Work (Skilled) Subclass 457 visas - General Skilled Migration visas - Permanent Employer Sponsored visas This article goes through the effect of the changes to the occupations lists. ... read more
  • 457 Visa to be Abolished - Replaced by Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) Visa from March 2018

    Tuesday, 18 April 2017 – The 457 Visa is to be abolished from March 2018, and replaced by a new temporary work visa called the Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) Visa. Changes to the occupations list for 457 visas will come into effect from 19 April 2017 - with some sources suggesting that up to 200 occupations will be removed from the approved list. Our article gives details on the new Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) Visa, as well as the likely impact on people applying for permanent employer sponsored visas. ... read more
  • SkillSelect and State Nomination Update - April 2017

    Friday, 07 April 2017 – More popular occupations filled or are almost full for the 2016-17 program year in the last SkillSelect invitation round. There are also updates for South Australia and Western Australia state nomination criteria.... read more