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Northern Territory. Department of Trade, Business and Innovation


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Northern Territory Government

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Business bulletin


March 29, 2018

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Its important that employers utilising this visa type are aware of the changes when engaging international workers, Ms White said. The key changes are: new labour market testing requirements, for more information go to the Department of Home Affairs website the introduction of a new Regional Occupation List, for more information go to the Department of Home Affairs website changes to the training requirements, including the introduction of the Skilling Australians Fund levy. The changes are also outlined in this summary: Summary skilled migration program changes (47.5 kb) Summary skilled migration program changes (44.4 kb) Transitional arrangements have also been put in place and will apply to persons who held or had applied for a 457 visa on 18 April 2017. Ms White said the existing arrangements under the Northern Territorys Designated Area Migration Agreement (DAMA) remained largely unchanged, apart from the fact that a different visa type now applied (now 482 rather than 457) and that increased labour market testing was required. Employers who sponsor DAMA workers will have been sent an updated labour agreement to cater for the new arrangements. Please ensure you review and sign the updated labour agreement as soon as possible, if you would like to utilise the new program, as you wont be able to lodge nominations with Department of Home Affairs until you have, Ms White said. To help inform possible future changes to the DAMA agreement, the Department of Trade Business and Innovation has engaged McGregor Tan Research to undertake an evaluation of the NT DAMA program. Employers who are or have been involved in the NT DAMA will have been contacted McGregor Tan with an invitation to complete an online survey, Ms White said. Please take the time to compete the survey as your input will be invaluable in making improvements to the NT DAMA as well as supporting our negotiations for a second program. For further information and advice please contact MigrationNT bu emailing migration@nt.gov.au or calling (08) 8999 5264. Have your say - Aboriginal Contracting Framework https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/supporting/Pages/482/labour-market-testing-requirement.aspx https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/supporting/Pages/482/labour-market-testing-requirement.aspx http://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/trav/work/work/skills-assessment-and-assessing-authorities/skilled-occupations-lists https://business.nt.gov.au/__data/assets/word_doc/0011/495029/summary-skilled-migration-program-changes.docx https://business.nt.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0010/495028/summary-skilled-migration-program-changes.pdf mailto:migration@nt.gov.au