Malcolm Turnbull, the Prime Minister of Australia has announced the 457 Temporary Work VISA replacements in April 2017. He wants to give the highest priority to Australians by replacing the Temporary Skill Shortage VISA in March 2018.
An Overview of 457 VISA
The 457 VISA is alternatively known as the Temporary Work (Skilled) Visa which applies to foreigners. People from other countries who have found employment in Australia can stay in the country for up to 4 years, under this VISA. However, the interested candidate has to be sponsored by the company. Also, the company has to provide sufficient evidence that they had to resort to a foreign candidate since they could not find a suitable Australian candidate fit for the job profile.
The benefits of the 457 Visa extends to the family members of the employee. A secondary 457 Visa is offered to the family members and currently, there are about 95,000 people in Australia who are staying under this Visa.