Threshold report on income for 457 visa scheme is expected by April 2016

December 26, 2015
The analysis of the income threshold for the Australian Temporary Skilled Migration scheme (TSMIT) has taken step ahead and report will come in April 2016. 

Threshold report on income for 457 visa scheme is expected by April 2016

The TSMIT describes the income limit for employment that could be filled by the 457 visa holder and it is made to protect the Australian employees and make sure that the visa holders are taking skill jobs.

It has been announced that John Azarias would head evidence-based analysis which was suggested by his analysis report; he is the one who had undertaken the 457 visa integrity analysis previous year also.

As per Peter Dutton, Australian Immigration Minister, it is the part of the commitment made by the government of Australia to make sure that the 457 visa program, which permits foreign workers to reside four years in Australia, is fit for purpose.

This 457 visa program had came in for huge criticism in few years, and this current analysis would consider a series of matters that includes factors that shall decide settings, appropriate base level and the indexation and regional concessions roles for  TSMIT.

According to Dutton, this 457 shall act as the addition to and not the substitute for the local employees and protection of qualified vulnerable overseas workers in Australia.

Dutton also told that as the chair of independent panel which takes the 457 integrity analysis in the year 2014, Mr. Azarias brought widespread knowledge of 457 program to conduct this analysis.

He also informed that the Australian government had brought ahead the analysis as part of conformity with the opposition to make sure that the route through the Parliament of legislation for implementing the landmark CHAfta (China- Australia Free Trade Agreement).

According to Azarias, he would present a report to the Australian Government by the end of April 2016. As suggested by 457 Integrity Review, this TSMIT would be retained at $53,900 unless the result of the analysis is considered by the Government of Australia.

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