Latest news about changes to 457 visa rules

Latest news about changes to 457 visa rules

As of 19 April 2017, the lists contained in these schedules have been re-named: the Skilled Occupation List (SOL) as the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL); and the Consolidated Sponsored Occupation List (CSOL) as the Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL). In addition, some significant changes have been made to occupations eligible for temporary […]

Government Report Reveals the Importance of Migrant Farmers to Australian Agriculture

Government Report Reveals the Importance of Migrant Farmers to Australian Agriculture

A recent study by the Australian Government’s Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation has revealed the importance of migrant farmers to Australian agriculture.  The report shows that immigrant farmers and workers make a major contribution to the productivity of Australia’s agriculture sector. These [migrant] workers bring new skills and overcome labour shortages in rural and […]

Skilled Nominated Visa Program Closed to Overseas Applicants in ACT

Skilled Nominated Visa Program Closed to Overseas Applicants in ACT

The ACT Skilled Nominated VisaProgram has been closed to Overseas Applicants Important announcement The Australian Capital Territory is pleased to announce that program targets for ACT nomination of a Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190) have been met for the 2015/16 financial year. Effective 18 March 2016 at 4:00pm AEST, applications for ACT nomination from overseas […]

Underpaid Chinese and Taiwanese Workers

Underpaid Chinese and Taiwanese Workers

It was reported today that dozens of underpaid Chinese and Taiwanese workers at a mushroom farm in regional NSW have been short-changed tens of thousands of dollars, investigations by the Fair Work Ombudsman have revealed. Fifty-two casual employees, most of whom could not speak English, were collectively underpaid a total of $92,381 over almost 11 […]