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By Jackson Taylor
Immigration is now included in a new Department of Home Affairs, with security, counter terrorism, and law enforcement.
By Yunn Chen
From 18 November new visa conditions and changes have been introduced by Department of Immigration & Border Protection.
By Jackson Taylor
Immigration update includes abolition of 457 visas and transitional arrangements to support implementation of TSS visa. .
By James Hammond
Businesses which rely on the 457 visa program to access staff should see whether they comply with Accredited Sponsorship.
By Jackson Taylor
There has been change and disruption in Australian immigration, in particular for the Subclass 457 Temporary Work visa.
By Jackson Taylor
Recruitment and retention will be impacted and employers need to review their approach to recruiting overseas talent.
By Yunn Chen
The budget has revealed plans to impose a levy on businesses sponsoring overseas employees under the new TSS visa.
By Jackson Taylor
These changes risk making it more difficult for business to secure the right skills for the job on a long-term basis.
By Jackson Taylor
The 457 visa will be abolished and the newly minted Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa will commence in March 2018.
By Jackson Taylor
The review is expected to reconsider fundamental principles for the TSMIT to determine an appropriate base level salary.
By Jackson Taylor
New laws create criminal and civil penalties for persons giving or receiving benefits in return for visa sponsorship.
The government has released its response to the independent review into the 457 visa programme, Robust New Foundations.
The main message for business is that the 457 visa programme remains in flux and changes are likely over the next year.
The Migration Regulations have been amended to allow sponsors 28 days in which to make notifications to the Department.
The reforms are only minor in nature and the overall impact is likely to be minimal for most users of the programme.