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Changes to skilled visa programs - 1 July 2017

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On 18 April 2017 the Government announced a number of reforms to Australia’s temporary and permanent skilled visa programmes. Implementation of the reforms commenced on 19 April 2017 and will be completed by March 2018. 

In addition to the reforms impacting the Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457) which have already been implemented on 19 April 2017, there are a number of further changes which will take effect on 1 July 2017.  A summary of these changes is provided in the Department of Home Affairs  website.


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