From 18 April 2017, the writing was on the wall for the 457 visa program. A summary of key changes implemented at that time are listed below:
In March 2018, the 457 visa was abolished and replaced with the temporary skill shortage (subclass 482) visa. The Department of Home Affairs (DOHA) prefer to call it simply the TSS visa, likely due to increased criticism of the 457 visa program and an attempt to disassociate the new program from that controversy. Despite this, the new TSS visa does retain many elements of the previous 457 Visa.
Key changes to the sponsored visa program, now the TSS program, that are currently effective, in addition to the changes implemented on 18 April 2017 as listed above, are as follows:
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