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 recruit Australian workers to employ overseas workers
– have a salary concession of up to 10% for the TSMIT (the minimum wage could be $48,510)
– not undercut Australian workers wages
– require employers to meet Subclass 457 sponsorship obligations, including meeting training benchmarks
– allow for skill and English language concessions
– allow for some semi-skilled occupations

A pilot agreement has been finalised with the Northern Territory Government. This details of this preliminary DAMA will soon be available on the NT Government website and will include information on how employers request access to the DAMA.

The DAMA scheme is a type of labour agreement which will be available to any size businesses, even those wanting to sponsor only one employee.

The Northern Territory Government will have stringent requirements and procedures to ensure the integrity of the scheme, and to ensure that sponsoring employers have directly interviewed potential employees and have assessed their skills.

We will provide further details regarding this visa once it is made available.

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