457 Visa News, 457 Visa Updates and Comments
'Shorten to take axe to skilled migrant intake"
(c) Phoebe Wearne CanberraBill Shorten will today back Mark McGowan’s plan to have Perth removed from a skilled migration program used to bring overseas workers to WA in acknowledgement of the State’s ailing job market.
"Food service staffing crisis as SA school leavers urged to consider careers in cooking and serving food"
(c) Dianne Mattsson and Nick Tabakoff
"A LOOMING staffing crisis has prompted pleas for more school leavers to consider careers in cooking and serving food. Projections by industry body Restaurant and Catering Australia show 160,000 jobs may go begging by 2020. South Australia is experiencing an immediate shortfall of about 2700 staff. The estimated state demand for new workers by 2020 is 7800, of which 6400 will be needed in Adelaide."
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Explained: What is a 457 visa and how many people have them?
(c) By political reporter Uma Patel abc.net.au
Labor is pushing for more restrictions on foreign workers coming to Australia on sponsored business visas.
The 457 visa is granted to foreign workers for four years and is designed to fill positions that are difficult to find Australians for.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has accused Opposition Leader Bill Shorten of being a hypocrite on the issue.
"Over 50 occupations may be dropped from Australia's SOL Skilled Occupation List"
(C) sbs.com.au Shamsher KainthThe Department of Education and Training provides advice to the Minister of Immigration and Border Protection on the composition of the SOL.
"Reseller liquidated after $500,000 fine for underpaying workers"
(c) Brendon Foye crn.com.au"Darwin reseller Hallmark Computers has gone into voluntary liquidation a month after being slapped with a $516,000 fine by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection for underpaying workers on the 457 skilled visa scheme."
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sc457 workers will lose jobs if income threshold is increased
Migration AllianceIn order to allow passage of the China free-trade agreement, the Coaltion government is considering Labor’s compromise proposals, one of which requires that that the income threshold for sc457 workers is increased from the current levels.
"Townsville’s SafetyCulture ‘desperate’ for engineers, raises $6.1m at $50m valuation to lure them"
(c) www.brw.com.auAnear sees SafetyCulture’s headcount of 45 doubling over the next year, and says anything the new Malcolm Turnbull administration can do to streamline 457 visa processing would be welcome.