Recent News1 July 2017 changes to skilled visa programs17/07/2017newsA number of changes to temporary and permanent skilled migration programs, including the Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457) program, were implemented on 1 July 2017. A summary of these changes is provided below. These changes form part of a package of reforms to the subclass 457 visa program announced on 18 April 2017, see:... Delivering visa services for Australia – Market Consultation Paper17/07/2017newsThe Australian Government is modernising the way it delivers visa and citizenship services to over eight million visa applicants each year. The visa system is under growing pressure in managing increasing volumes of visa applications and travellers. It is envisaged that leveraging market capability, technology and services will improve the client experience and streamline processes... Introducing a five year temporary sponsored visa for parents17/07/2017newsOn Friday 5 May 2017, the Government confirmed that, subject to the passage of relevant legislation, the temporary sponsored parent visa will be introduced during the 2017-18 Migration Programme year. Purpose The temporary sponsored parent visa is designed to allow the parents of Australians to spend longer periods of time with their children in Australia... Remember?