Monthly Archives: March 2018

TSS Visa Update: Employer’s Guide to New Regulations

On March 18 the Department of Immigration officially concluded the subclass 457 visa program and replaced it with the new Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa (subclass 482). The TSS visa will feature a Short and Medium to Long-term program, with applicants to both streams needing to satisfy additional new criteria, including: Increased English language requirements…. Read More

Government Considering Laws to Screen Potential Migrants

The Coalition government is considering introducing laws that would allow the Department of Home Affairs to gather information on potential new migrants before they first arrive in Australia. Earlier this month, the Home Affairs secretary, Michael Pezzullo, informed the media that the government is currently actively considering the proposal. He said that the assessments would… Read More

Department Announces March 18 Start Date for TSS Visa

The Department of Immigration has announced that the new TSS visa program will officially launch next week on the 18th of March.​ Whilst the 457 visa was originally expected to conclude—and the TSS visa introduced—at the beginning of the month, until now the Department has failed to provide stakeholders with a concrete start date for the new program…. Read More

Department Head Prefers Seven Day Notice For TSS Rollout

The Department of Immigration has announced that Short-Term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL) workers may be able to avoid the TSS visa’s tough new restrictions, if their visa application is lodged at some point during the next week. With the rollout of the Government’s new TSS visa expected to begin at some point in the first… Read More