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  1. Visas and immigration
    New temporary visa schemes will be introduced in Australia within weeks with the popular 457 visa stream ceasing to exist in March. An official date for the changeover has still not been published but the plan is for the changed to take place in early March 2018. Both applicants and migration...
  2. Jobs and work
    Changes to Australia's temporary activity visa programme could affect a lot of overseas workers looking to move to the country in 2017, and make it easier for some. The 457 visa, which allows an overseas worker to live and work in Australia for up to four years is the best known visa programme...
  3. Visas and immigration
    It looks unlikely that plans to allow businesses in Australia to employ specialist professionals from overseas without a temporary 457 visa will go ahead. The proposals was first muted in 2014 in a paper published by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) but not much has...
  4. Visas and immigration
    There has been a mixed reaction in Australia so far to proposals for a new visa that would allow highly specialised workers to stay in Australia for up to 12 months without having to apply for a 457 skilled migrant visa. The discussion paper from the Department of Immigration and Border...
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