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Crackdown on employers of subclass 457 visa holders

Crackdown on employers of subclass 457 visa holders

In recent times, the Department of Immigration has significantly stepped up its monitoring of subclass 457 sponsors, with the number of sanctions imposed on sponsoring employers increasing by 68%.

Can your business benefit from the skills of overseas workers?

Can your business benefit from the skills of overseas workers?

The subclass 457 visa regime allows employers to access the skills of overseas workers where a genuine skills shortage exists in Australia or where a suitably qualified Australian worker is not available. This regime addresses employer demand for skilled workers in a way which ensures job opportunities for Australians are not undermined. 

The Dangers of Misinterpreting Permanent Residence Status

The Dangers of Misinterpreting Permanent Residence Status

The concept of “Australian Permanent Residence” can be misleading.

Upon the grant of a Permanent Residence Visa, many people assume that their new status is, as the title suggests, permanent, that is, forever. It follows that permanent residents often assume that they are able to travel to and from Australia without restriction indefinitely. However, this is an incorrect assumption to make that can have a devastating impact on a person’s ability to return to Australia.