18 Apr 2017

457 visa to be abolished and replaced

The Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull has announced just a few hours ago that the 457 visa program will be abolished and replaced by a new temporary work visa.

Mr Turnbull said,

“The new visa will better target genuine skill shortages including in regional Australia and will include new requirements including previous work experience, better English language proficiency and labour market testing.”

He also acknowledged the need for businesses to access the skills they need to grow and invest and said,

“To help train Australians to fill skills gaps, we’ll also establish a new training fund.”

Watch Malcolm Turnbull’s video announcement on the Immigracious Facebook page linked here.

The Government advised further information on the new visa replacing 457’s would be provided  in coming days and weeks. Immigracious will keep you updated on any new information as it is announced and will work with you to advise on your migration options.

If you have any queries, please call Immigracious on 08 6263 4406.

Source: ABC News

Sheila Woods

Posted by: Sheila Woods

A very experienced migration agent, Sheila has always been fascinated by this field. Her university degree thesis was on Australia’s post-war immigration history (and it earned her first-class honours).

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