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Reform of 457 Visas

Business is reigniting its ­campaign for reform of 457 visas, declaring it time to dispel “misinformation” about the scheme for skilled foreign workers. In a move likely to inflame tensions with unions over the 457 visa for temporary skilled ­migrants, business groups are ­lining up to say the government should abolish Labor-era labour market testing arrangements in the scheme. The Chamber of Commerce and Industry has written to the Productivity …Read More

Seasonal Worker Programme Expanded

Seasonal Worker Programme expanded to take more Pacific Islander and East Timorese workers for livestock and grain farms.   Despite issues with exploitation and suspect labour hire practices for foreign workers, the Federal Government is expanding its Seasonal Worker Programme to help deal with farm labour shortages. Previously restricted to horticulture, aquaculture and cane farms, guest workers will now be allowed to work on cattle, sheep, grain and mixed farming …Read More

ACT State Nomination

NEWS | ACT State Nomination list has just been updated! 34 new occupations have been added; mainly in the areas of communications, construction, finance, hospitality, real estate and nursing. 2 occupations have been removed – Childcare Centre Manager and Panel Beater. If you are interested in a State Nominated, or Independent Skilled visa and would lime to discuss your eligibility, please contact info@accessvisas.com, or call us on 0410 878 508.