Government Skilled Visa Changes | Interstaff’s Insights on ABC Radio Perth
Interstaff’s Managing Director, Sheila Woods was live on ABC Radio Perth on Thursday evening to discuss how Home Affairs Minister, Clare O’Neil’s skilled migration announcements will impact businesses and visa holders.
In case you missed it, have a listen using the link below. The Minister announced several major skilled visa changes on Thursday based on a comprehensive review of the migration system and the changes have since been welcomed by business and migrant groups.
Interstaff’s Insights on ABC Radio Perth | Government Skilled Visa Changes
Tune in for our insights on the government’s skilled migration changes – click here to listen to the ABC Radio Perth News interview.
Alternatively, for a summary of what has changed, read our article here.
Most of the changes will make it easier for highly paid skilled professionals to enter and start working in Australia. The Minister’s announcements included:
- 3 Tiers of Temporary Skilled Migration, changes to minimum wages for skilled visa holders (TSMIT), the removal of Labour Market Testing (LMT) and Skilled Occupation Lists
- All temporary skilled visa holders to have a pathway to Permanent Residence
- Greater mobility for employer-sponsored visa holders to switch employers
- Employer sponsorship costs to be paid monthly
- Independent skilled migration points test system to be overhauled
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We hope this was helpful. As always, if you require professional visa or migration advice, we encourage you to call Interstaff’s Migration Agents on 08 9221 3388 (Perth) or 02 7200 2567 (Sydney) or 03 8319 0902 (Melbourne) or +61 8 9221 3388 (International) or get in touch here if you have further questions.
You may also wish to connect with us on LinkedIn to keep up-to-date on these changes.