Temporary Skilled Shortage (TSS) visa to replace 457 work visa

  The controversial employer-sponsored 457 visa program has been abolished after the long-awaited legislation replaces it with a new visa program known as Temporary Skill Shortage visa which comes into effect on Sunday, March 18th. The Migration Legislation Amendment (Temporary Skill Shortage Visa and Complementary Reforms) Regulations 2018 repeals the 457 visa and replaces it…

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Immigration is nation building

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has defended the immigration program from opposition leader Tony Abbott’s calls to scale it back, saying it’s a nation-building exercise. Mr Abbott suggested scaling back immigration to help take the pressure off house prices. “It is not a question of setting arbitrary targets, it’s a question of getting the best…

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