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Australian Government committed to reduces the stay period of 457 visa holders

The Australian government has announced that, it is reducing the stay period of 457 visa holders can remain in Australia after their job ends from 90 days to 60 days.

Foreign workers in Australia on a 457 visa will only be able to stay in Australia for 60 days after their employment ends instead of 90, under changes by the federal government.

“The change will assist in ensuring that the 457 programme meets its intent of acting as a supplement to, rather than a substitute for, Australian workers,” he said.

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It will also reduce the vulnerability of 457 visa holders, who are only permitted to work for an approved sponsor and who are not eligible for unemployment benefits, Mr. Dutton said.

“The government values the contribution made by the many skilled persons who work in Australia on 457 visas, but where there is an Australian worker ready, willing and able to perform a role it is the government’s policy that they have priority.”

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