Report

Visa Subclass 457 integrity review: final report

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Visas Temporary employment 457 Visa Australia
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Description

Following concerns raised about the Subclass 457 visa program, this report inquiry was commissioned to recommend changes to the scheme. This report recommends that the government should:

• abolish the minimum salary level in favour of market rates of pay for all temporary visa holders on salaries less than $100,000

• develop an accreditation system or risk matrix to ensure rapid processing of low-risk visa applications so employers can meet skills needs quickly

• develop new lists setting out the skilled occupations for which temporary work visas can be granted

• limit visa holders to a stay of no longer than eight years in Australia (that is, two four-year visas or four two-year visas) while providing a pathway to permanent residency for those who have the required language skills.

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