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Tourism and Hospitality Labour Agreement Review

  
  
  
tourism labour agreement

The period for public submissions in relation to the template Labour Agreement proposed for the tourism and hospitality industry has now closed.

TSMIT | 457 Visa Minimum Salary Increased

  
  
  
457 visa minimum salary

The Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold known as TSMIT (which is essentially the base salary ‘floor’ above which 457 visa holders must be paid) rose on 1 July 2012 from $49,330 to $51,200. This is an increase of 4.2%.

Regional Skilled Migration Scheme (RSMS) – July 1 Changes

  
  
  
visa changes
 
As foreshadowed in previous posts, there are significant changes to employer-sponsored permanent residency visas from 1 July 2012 covering the Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) and the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS).

 

457 Visa Training Obligations

  
  
  
training benchmark
 

Employers who are 457 visa sponsors must comply with the training obligation. This requires the employer to choose which one of the two Training Benchmarks they wish to comply throughout the period of the 457 visa sponsorship. Importantly, this is not a ‘one-off’ obligation - but one that must be meet annually.

457 Visa FAQ

  
  
  
457 visa FAQ

 

Temporary Business (Long Stay) Visa Subclass 457 is the name for what is commonly known as a 457 Visa.

Employer Sponsorship Obligations under 457 visas

  
  
  
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The convenience of being able to access the global labour market, when skills shortages exist in Australia, comes with sponsorship obligations for sponsors.

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