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‘457 Visa and Sponsorship’ Category

In April 2017 the Australian Government announced that it would be replacing the subclass 457 Visa with the Temporary Skill Shortage subclass 482 Visa. As of March 2018, this change was complete and the 457 visa ceased to exist. Since then the Skilling Australians Fund and Labour Market Testing has been introduced.   The Changes […]

Yesterday the Department of Home Affairs released an update about the status of the Skilling Australians Fund (SAF) and Labour Market Testing (LMT) for the Temporary Skill Shortage Visa. The Skilling Australians Fund is expected to come into effect at some point in the period after the 1st of July and will be payable on […]

Are you aware of the Skilling Australians Fund? Whether you lodge for a four year visa upfront, or lodge yearly, be careful of the extra costs.   The proposed new legislation which will introduce the Skilling Australians Fund (SAF) has passed in parliament and is currently awaiting Royal Assent. Once it receives Royal Assent, both […]