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Summary of Australian 457 visa issues

On 18 April 2017, the Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP, Prime Minister of Australia and the Hon Peter Dutton MP, Minister for Immigration and Border Protection jointly announced that the Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457 visa) will be abolished and replaced with the completely new Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa…

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457 visa to be abolished by Government

On 18 April 2017, the Turnbull government announced the Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457 visa) will be abolished and replaced with a new Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa in March 2018. The Government has adopted a new "Australians first" approach to skilled migration, announcing it will abolish the controversial…

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South Australia releases new State Nominated Occupation List

Are you wanting to migrate to Australia? It seems South Australia may be a realistic option now with the State Government releasing a new State Nominated Occupation List (SOL). The occupations are chosen based on detailed workforce analysis of current skill shortages and the likely demand of those skills in…

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New Consolidated Sponsored Occupations List (CSOL) for 2016-2017

As mentioned in our previous blog post, the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) released the new Consolidated Sponsored Occupations List (CSOL) for 2016-17, which will have a great impact on the future of Skilled workers and migrants wanting to immigrate to Australia. This CSOL will come into effect from…

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New Skilled Occupations List (SOL) for 2016-17

Recently the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) released the new Skilled Occupations List (SOL) for 2016-17, which will have a great impact on the future of Skilled workers and migrants wanting to immigrate to Australia. This Skilled Occupations List will come into effect from 1st July, 2016. The…

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IMPORTANT – July 1 Changes to Occupation Lists

As per our blog on 11 June 2014, July 1 has seen some changes to both the Skilled Occupation List (SOL) and the Consolidated Sponsored Occupation List (CSOL). You’ll need to check the new SOL if you’re looking at lodging any of the following visas: Independent points-based skilled migration who…

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New July 1, 2013 Consolidated Skilled Occupation List (CSOL)

As of 1 July 2013 there are changes to the occupations on the Consolidated Skilled Occupation List (CSOL). If you are nominated by a State or Territory Government, a direct entry Employer Nomination Scheme visa, a 457 visa or a 402 visa you must nominate an occupation from this list.…

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Can a small company sponsor overseas workers? Here is the answer!

Yes, a small company in Australia can sponsor overseas workers! The most commonly used visa is the 457 visa which requires a three stage application process the standard business sponsorship for the company, the nomination for the position being offered and the visa for the employee. A few of the…

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