The abolition of 457 visas in Australia will have a drastic negative impact on the small scale and medium businesses. Australian Chamber of Commerce’s Industry Director Jenny Lambert has said that she is shocked at the quantum of the levy as her organization was one of the diverse stakeholders in the process of consultation that had proposed a training levy of just 400 dollars for small enterprises.
The high levy along with the fees for visa and latest eligibility conditions will prove to be a big deterrent for small businesses from availing the visas and result in a decrease in visa applications, quotes Dynamic Business.
It was also announced in the national budget that the Government of Australia will be decreasing the strength of staff in the Department of Immigration and Border Protection by 245 employees will also adversely affect the processing times of visas.
For sectors such as the health, oil and gas and others this will be a significant escalation of costs incurred on firms that attempt to sponsor several specific skills that are needed by them and unavailable in the local labor market.
The introduction of the new requirement for the English language will also make it tough for those immigrants from the non-English speaking nations to avail the Australia visa. These are characteristically jobs related to trade and this test will actually be a genuine hurdle for them.
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