Australian Company fined $175,000 for Australian 457 visa breach

A Federal court has fined a Darwin company, Choong Enterprises, over AUS$175,000 for paying overseas Filipino visa holder workers below the legal requirements and for illegally charging them recruitment costs. Choong Enterprises were brought to the Federal Court in Australia following charges of underpaying 10 Filipino workers that held 457 Temporary Work (Skilled) visas for […]

Changes to Subclass 457 visa Australia programme

Changes to Australian Subclass 457 visa programme Early in 2015, the federal government announced changes to Subclass 457 Temporary Work (Skilled) visas that would increase flexibility and reduce restrictions on visa holders whilst maintaining the integrity of the programme. In April 2015 the Australian government followed through with the promise and delivered a number of […]