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17 May

New Skilled Occupation List (SOL) for the year 2016-17 which will come into effect on July 1, 2016

The 2016-2017 Skilled Occupation List (SOL) and the Consolidated Skilled Occupation List (CSOL) remain virtually unchanged with the exception of the below changes.   The Department of Education is responsible for providing advice to the...

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21 Feb

457 Visa TSMIT Review in Progress

Mr John Azarias has been appointed to undertake an evidence based review of the Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold (TSMIT) for the 457 visa. This review follows from Recommendation 5 made in the report from...

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17 Feb

New ‘Short Term Mobility’ Visa program set to be released July 2016

Starting July 2016, a new visa program will be implemented, called the Short-Term Mobility Visa, which is set to make it easier for skilled migrants to come and work in Australia. This visa is valid...

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06 Jan

Expert review of the 457 temporary skilled migration income threshold

Mr John Azarias has been appointed to undertake an evidence-based review of the Temporary Skilled Migration Incomes Threshold (TSMIT). The review was recommended by the Independent Review into Integrity in the Subclass 457 Programme. The...

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31 Aug

457 Visas for the Northern Territory

The Assistant Minister of Immigration and Border Protection, Senator Michaelia Cash, has announced the finalisation of guidelines for Designated Area Migration Agreements (DAMAs).A DAMA will: - allow employers in the designated area who are unable to...

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14 Aug

457 Visa Market Salary Rate to Stay the Same 2014/2015

Last Friday, the Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, the Hon Senator Michaelia Cash, confirmed in a MIA WA State Conference, that the Market Salary Rate payable for foreign workers under the 457 Visa Program...