Abolishing the 457 visa and the australian entertainment industry: what's the issue?
The Australian Governments decision on 19 April 2017 to change the 457 visa regime has sent many into a tail spin.
What does it mean for the media and entertainment workers and their visas.
Actors, Dancers, Film Directors, Art Director (in Film TV and Stage), Variety Artist, certain sports people, Music Directors, Music Professionals, TV Presenter and Radio Presenter are some of the entertainment and media based occupations removed from the eligible skilled occupations in the Australian Governments culling of the 457 visas.
The reality is that many are more suited to the 408 Entertainment Visa and in certain circumstances a Distinguished Talent Visa.
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