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In-Depth: 457 Visa Changes

On 18 April 2017, the Australian Government announced changes to the skilled worker visa program, including the 457 visa and employer nominated permanent residence visas. Some of the changes seem to implement recommendations of an independent review into the integrity of the temporary work (skilled) visa (Subclass 457) programme conducted in 2014. The integrity review panel looked at …

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Major changes to the skilled occupation lists

In a surprise announcement, the Government has introduced significant changes to the occupation lists used for skilled migration visas, including the subclass 457 visa commencing 19 April 2017. Two new, amended skill lists have been introduced: Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) (to replace the Skilled Occupation List (SOL); and Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL) (to …

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