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05 March 2010
Australian immigration minister Chris Evans has recently made a number of comments on the Australian subclass 457 work visa. The Australian Government in their news report provides details of increases in salary rates amongst Australian 457 visa holders. However, they also said that employers should first try and find Australians to fill vacancies before using the temporary skilled migration program to recruit overseas employees. The Australian Government says that the priority should be to provide training and job opportunities for Australians.
The Immigration Minister in his announcement had the following to say:
Australian immigration is currently in the process of changing their immigration system to focus on immigration based on skilled in demand. This means improved immigration opportunities for certain groups of skilled immigrants. It also means that now may be a good time to have an evaluation of your Australian immigration options. Do you apply now or wait?