To attract more talent to Australia, the government has recently introduced a new type of visa to replace the abolished Temporary Skilled visa (subclass 457). The initial information released for consultation indicates that the visa scheme will include two streams: (i) an established business stream; and (ii) a start-up stream.
The trial will commence on 1 July 2018 and will last 12 months. Unlike the 457 and TSS visa programs, the new visa scheme in its current form does not mandate a specific list of occupations but proof of English language proficiency is still required for all visa applications.
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