A flurry of announcements at the end of last week regarding the Subclass 482 – Temporary Skill Shortage visa program included adding another category for business to become accredited standard business sponsors, accepting applications for labour agreements for aged carers, and adding religious assistants to Minister of Religion labour agreements.Read More
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The Department of Home Affairs and the Administrative Appeals Tribunal released their 2017-18 annual reports. Both provide good insights into their performance over the last year and their shortcomings, namely that processing of certain applications have slowed.Read More
The Department of Home Affairs have ceased considering any request for priority processing for Subclass 482 - Temporary Skill Shortage visas and Subclass 457 - Temporary Work Skilled visas yet to be finalised. It is expected that all outstanding 457 visa and related applications will be finalised by the end of the calendar year. Processing times for labour agreement applications will also drop due to a new processing model.Read More