482/TSS sponsor obligations: Hospitality sector account for a third of sanctioned sponsors

482/TSS sponsor obligations: Hospitality sector account for a third of sanctioned sponsors

The public register for sanctioned sponsors under the old Subclass 457 – Temporary Work (Skilled) visa and the current Subclass 482 – Temporary Work Skilled visa regime is analysed. Hospitality sponsors are overrepresented on this shame list making up around one-third of sanctioned sponsors since March 2015.

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457/482 nomination refusals by occupation part 2: Nov 2016 to Jan 2019

457/482 nomination refusals by occupation part 2: Nov 2016 to Jan 2019

An article exploring statistics from the Department of Home Affairs on Subclass 457 – Temporary Work (Skilled) visa and Subclass 482 – Temporary Skill Shortage visa nomination applications lodged, approved and refused by occupation from November 2016 to January 2019. The occupations most refused and with the highest refusal rates are revealed.

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Data matching for 457 and TSS visa on its way

Data matching for 457 and TSS visa on its way

The Department of Home Affairs and the Australian Tax Office will begin sharing data on some 280,000 primary Subclass 457 – Temporary Work (Skilled) visa and the Subclass 482 – Temporary Skill Shortage visa holders between 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2018. This will be to ensure both business sponsors and visa holders are or were complying with their sponsor obligations and visa conditions. Inconsistencies may well be investigated.

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Business sponsor shame list to begin 13 December 2018; Powers to request tax file numbers; Clarity on review rights for refused sponsored visas

Business sponsor shame list to begin 13 December 2018; Powers to request tax file numbers; Clarity on review rights for refused sponsored visas

New regulations will come into force on 13 December 2018 that will see the Minister of Immigration, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs publish a list of sanctioned business sponsors, what obligation they breached, and the sanction they received.

The Secretary of the Department of Home Affairs will be able to request from visa applicants, sponsors, and nominators, tax file numbers of visa holders and former visa holders for many temporary and permanent skilled visas. The ramifications of this may see more visas refused and cancelled.

Lastly, amendments have been made to give more certainty to sponsored or nominated workers whose visa applications are refused to seek review at the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.

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