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Robust New Foundations – an independent review into 457 programme integrity

You might have read in our previous post, that an Independent Review into Integrity in the Subclass 457 Programme was announced on 25 February 2014.

On 10 September 2014, the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection released the independent panel’s final report of the Independent Review into Integrity in the Subclass 457 Programme, titled Robust New Foundations: A Streamlined, Transparent and Responsive System for the 457 Programme.

The panel’s report identified 22 recommendations and addresses a number of elements of the 457 programme.  The report is now available to download from the department’s website.

457 Review CoverThe review was informed by a large amount of feedback from a diverse range of stakeholders, which included comments from this blog, as well as a Facebook ‘live chat.’ In their report, the panel wrote about how social media helped them reach a wide audience as part of their consultation process –if you are interested, you can check out their summary on page 114 in the report.

On behalf of the panel, thank you to those who participated and provided feedback through the various social media channels.

 

Comments (41)

Hii
I was one of who take part in live chat.. Is anybody tell me when new changes coming in 457 visa.. Is this takes long time or in coming months??

Hi it's amar here I am on 457 visa and I don't feel my future is secured I want to apply for PR but its like after 2 years ,migration should make it easier 457 to PR may be after 1 year .

Thanks for your feedback Amar.

hi just want to know is there three year exclusion period ban nesessary for 457 visa subsequent entrant becouse visa valid for four years and if someone accidently got 3year entry banned on his visa .this is just ruined there marrige life so this is my request to department please have a look on this matter .thanks

Plz.email me about proper guidance of subclass 457...

Hi
457 visa is the most expensive visa for both employees and the employers. Also there is no benefit to children and no Medicare benefits are included.
This visa has the most hard rules I have ever seen in any other visa.
There should be straight Permanent residency approval after 2 years.
There must not be hard rules after completing of 2 years.

I mean it

Yes it is it's so hard job for employee and employes it should be straight pr after completing two years

Thanks for your feedback Jatin and Arminder.

Hi ,
I think 457 visa is most expensive visa and still have to wait 2 years for PR which is milestone because these days business are very unsecure . and you neverknow what will happen in two years .so i think timeframe should be max 1 years to apply PR.

Thanks for your feedback Ashish.

My current employer was ready to sponsor me in 457 visa but I am bit confused I can apply or no because there are lots of frustration or nagetive argument about this visa. And its rules n regulations slso very critical. Anybody can you suggest me about it.
Thanks

Hello,

I am from Afghanistan and i have done my IELTS exam two time last year on December 2013 i had 4 in writing and 4.5 in listening 5 in reading and 6 speaking.

This year i have done it on September 6th and i have;
5.5 listening
4.0 Reading
5.0 Writing
6.5 Speaking

The immigration agent said i need to have at least 5 in each section but also mentioned that government is going to reconsider the score as an average. do you think when that is going to occur?
Thanks,

Hi Khalil – it is anticipated the government will announce a detailed response to the report in the coming months, and this response will include further information about implementation of the review’s recommendations. The review made some recommendations in relation to English language requirements. You may wish to check http://www.immi.gov.au/pub-res/Pages/reviews-and-inquiries/skilled-visa-... for updates.

when immi make easy for student who study Bachelor at end they did not get PR.they have to find 457 or ilets in 7 each immi should reduce the ilets. or create other option like they get PR but did not get dole next 2 or 3 year from centre link. They get help in study from centre link but not other

Thanks for your feedback Vimal.

I need to no what are the ielts bands we need to get in a 457 visa to apply for or pr

Hi there
Just an feedback
If we are working under 457 and after 1 year or so my owner decides to sell his/her business due to any reason, but to apply ens (temporary transition stream). Employee needs to starts 2 years again with different employer. Which I think it's not fair, that period should count as we were under nominated employer and followed all rules and conditions. And it's not employees problem of his/her owner is selling their business. So why employee has to face to lot of trouble ?

Hi Ricky - thanks for your feedback.

Dear
Do you think there are any review on Refugee law, and long time for this cases and sponsorship. They accepted any sponsor but they don't approve on them. They only give approvals for people who has close family like brother and sister
Thnaks

I m on this visa from 2012. Does new rules gonna affect me

The foundation of this visa is wrong, and naturally it has performed wrongly. There is no job in demand in Australia right now. The real unemployment rate is very high, as a result, this visa is just a pathway to PR, and this create a situation that many employees not only works hard but also pay money to their employers to keep their visa.

Hi Siavash – thanks for your feedback.

hey 457 is better then other visa but I don't know if I have 457 visa then can I apply for ENS if we are on 457 why we need IELTS exam after 2 year?

Hi I jst heard tht 457 rules are going to change from 1st of November.can apply for PR after 1 year of 457 and 5 overall In IELTS
Jst wondering is tht correct

Hi Harminder - it is anticipated the government will announce a detailed response to the report in the coming months, and this response will include further information about implementation of the review’s recommendations. The review made some recommendations in relation to English language requirements. You may wish to check http://www.immi.gov.au/pub-res/Pages/reviews-and-inquiries/skilled-visa-... for updates.

Good morning! We are family of 4, my husband is on 457, last year he has to reapply for another 457 'cause he changed his employer. He worked with the first company for 7 months and then he reapplied with different company, obviously same rule. Now, my question is for apply for PR : Do we have to wait until are going to be two years with this company or can we counting the other months that he worked with the other place? Please is going to be very important for us...I very appreciate your time and thank you for consider my question but also for all the better changing that are going to be approve.

I have over 15 years working as a chef mainly pizza & Italian cuisine I am Albanian passport holder and I have already somebody who need me and my experience in his restaurant! I applied already for the IELTS exam Even if my English spoken and written is good i am afraid from that !
My question is : 1)is there any way in the new regulation that my sponsor can apply for my visa without IELTS ???

Hi Bekim – the review made some recommendations in relation to English language requirements and it is anticipated the government will announce a detailed response to the report in the coming months. This response will include further information about implementation of the review’s recommendations. You may wish to check http://www.immi.gov.au/pub-res/Pages/reviews-and-inquiries/skilled-visa-... for updates.

I m currently on a 457 visa with my second employer.The first sponsor me as a restaurant manager but I use to do almost everything from cooking to polish and serving customers so I look for a new job and left (they never pay me my holiday leave by the way)move my visa to new employer and after four months I found out that is not paying Super to anyone because is go no money.Now I must look for another sponsor willing to sponsor me and is getting harder and harder day after day.Find sponsor pay for the transfer pay for relocation ecc.
Would much more is if after one or two year of work you get PR strait away.

Best regards
Davide

Hi how many ielts score need for 186 visa ENS. but I have 5 overall

Hi I want to draw your attention that 457 visa holders are facing many problems. Though they are skilled workers who are integratel part of Australian workforce but they have to work under pressure . It is because they have they fear that they may be shacked anytime. If 457 visa holders are contributing for the development of Australia , they should have some easy access to apply permanent residency because they are the skilled workers who will continue to contribute for Australia's development even after gaining Permanent residency. So I like to request the time to apply permanent residency should be one year after being in 457 visa or part time work experience should be counted to make up two years. I means if someone works 20hrs per week for 2 years as a part time worker it should be counted as a 1 year 1 year full time work in total. Because most people have years of experience but may not have full time work experience . Thank you.

Thanks for your feedback, Bhabani.