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On 18 March 2018, the Temporary Skills Shortage visa replaced the subclass 457 visa as Australia’s temporary skilled work visa.
 
When announcing the reform in April 2017, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull stated that the reforms "put Australians and Australian jobs first" by curtailing the scope of Australia’s temporary work visa programs and employer nominated permanent migration pathways.
 
In addition to the new Temporary Skills Shortage visa, there are a number of complementary reforms to the Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) and Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) permanent residency programs. Most notable among those reforms is the removal of a pathway to permanent residency from the Temporary Skills Shortage visa unless the occupation is in medium to long term shortage in Australia. There are transitional arrangements in place for people who were already holding a subclass 457 visa in April 2017.
 
Click here to learn about the Temporary Skills Shortage visa
Click here to learn about the changes to ENS and RSMS