The Federal Government will reduce regulation and strengthen integrity of Australia's 457 sponsored worker program. "For example, in relation to the integrity of the 457 program [they] will increase[e] focus on, and resourcing for monitoring of 457 sponsors," Senator Cash said. There may also be a new penalty making it unlawful for sponsors to be
Assistant Minister Cash is very keen to resolve matters for those applicants in GSM processing Priority Group 5 and DIBP will shortly be providing her with various options for solutions for this group.
It is legally unreasonable for the Department to make a decision on the review without making a reasonable attempt to get in touch with the applicant by phone or email, and without giving the applicant a reasonable opportunity to present their case.
The MRT do not have jurisdiction to review a 457 visa application when the associated nomination application was refused, even if that nomination is currently under review.