Australian Immigration News

Tourism and Hospitality Labour Agreement Review

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

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Topics: TSMIT, EMA, tourism, Minimum Salary, employer, labour agreement

TSMIT | 457 Visa Minimum Salary Increased

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%.

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Topics: 457 visa, TSMIT, Minimum Salary, 457 visa compliance

Regional Skilled Migration Scheme (RSMS) – July 1 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).
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Topics: RSMS, ENS, Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme, TSMIT, Minimum Salary

457 Visa Training Obligations

 

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.

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Topics: training obligations, 457 visa, TSMIT, Minimum Salary, 457 visa compliance

457 Visa FAQ

 

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

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Topics: 457 visa, Temporary Long-Stay Business visa (subclass 457), TSMIT

Employer Sponsorship Obligations under 457 visas

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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Topics: training obligations, 457 visa, Temporary Long-Stay Business visa (subclass 457), TSMIT, Minimum Salary, 457 visa compliance, employer