Yearly Archives: 2014


To what extent should the employer reimburse relocation costs & to what extent should employees be expected to “invest” in their careers?

2019-04-05T02:57:10+00:00October 29th, 2014|

Organisations need a mobile workforce for many reasons, including filling skills gaps, meeting temporary staffing needs and employee development. In designing domestic relocation policies, major considerations include: • What are the costs that employees and their families will face? • How can the employer attract candidates to accept roles that involve relocation to higher cost [...]

Visa changes affecting International Assignees

2019-04-05T02:57:22+00:00March 27th, 2014|

Review of the 457 visa system In a speech on 14 March 2014 the Minister for Immigration announced “an independent review of the integrity of the 457 system”. This is expected to target some of the restrictions introduced during 2013 by the previous Government that resulted in a considerable blow-out in application processing times. The [...]

Visa Changes Affecting International Assignees

2019-04-05T02:57:22+00:00January 31st, 2014|

Significant changes to 457 visa requirements introduced in mid-2013 continue to affect Visa processing times by the Department of Immigration. This remains as a legacy of measures to address budget issues, as well as labour union assertions that low-paid foreign workers have been displacing Australians in the workforce. Visa processing times Multiple changes to visa [...]