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10 Ways to Stay in Australia After the 457 Visa Changes

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Government plans to abolish 457 visas and introduce the new Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa program have left many people reeling. In this blog post, we’ll look at what options are available to you now. For thousands of migrants across Australia, last week was truly horrific. The Government’s 457 visa changes took everyone by surprise, including us. There we were, expecting a quiet Tuesday after the Easter weekend and instead we were struck by Malcolm Turnbull’s visa missile. To say we’ve been inundated with calls and emails is an understatement. Our team of Registered Migration Agents have been working round the […]

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457 Visa Changes – Summary of Reforms

  The UK did it with Brexit, America did it with Trump and now Australia seems to be following suit. Picking on migrants for political gain is certainly a growing trend. The Australian Government dealt a blow to thousands of workers and employers yesterday when it announced plans to abolish the 457 visa scheme and replace it with two new temporary skilled visas as part of a Temporary Skill Shortage Visa Program. Within hours of the announcement, two significantly condensed lists were released, the Medium and Long-Term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) and the Short-Term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL). The program is being […]

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New RSMS 187 Visa Applications Suspended in WA

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  *UPDATE: RCB applications are now being taken, but not for the Perth metro area. Contact us if you would like to check your eligibility.   WA Labour has dealt a blow to migrants applying for RSMS Visas (subclass 187). New applications to the WA Regional Certifying Board (RCB) have been temporarily suspended as of today (13th March 2017). The suspension comes just days after Labor stormed to victory in the WA election. In most cases, before applying for a RSMS 187 Visa, applicants must have the position ‘approved’ by an RCB. The first hint that Labor would seek to […]

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