The Skilling Australians Fund (SAF) came into effect on 12 August 2018. The SAF is now payable by employers who wish to sponsor temporary and permanent overseas skilled workers on a skilled work visa in Australia. The SAF payment will contribute to the skills development of Australian workers. It must be paid at the time of the nomination application and it is tax deductible.
The Department has been releasing potential Australian immigration law changes since 2017, including Australian citizenship changes, employer sponsored visa changes and partner visa changes. Some changes had already been implemented, some are yet to pass legislation, and some will be effective as of 1 July 2018. Let’s take a look at what we know about Australian immigration law changes so far and what will be in effect on 1 July 2018.
Following the introduction of the new TSS visa subclass 482 that came into effect on 18 March 2018, it has raised many concerns to current 457 visa holders as to whether they will be eligible for permanent residency through TRT stream. This article looks at the Top 10 FAQs about the Transitional Arrangements for Temporary Residence Transition stream for current 457 visa holders who may be eligible.