Temporary Skills Shortage (TSS) Visa: Is Business Ready? - A Summary of the Melbourne Chapter

​The Melbourne Chapter Meeting on the 14th February 2018 was titled "Temporary Skills Shortage (TSS) Visa: Is Business Ready?"

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Feb 21, 2018

The Melbourne Chapter Meeting on the 14th February 2018 was titled “Temporary Skills Shortage (TSS) Visa: Is Business Ready?" and hosted by Fragomen.

The panel discussion, facilitated by Chris Spentzaris, partner at Fragomen to explore recent developments, highlighted the areas yet to be clarified by the Department of Immigration, as well as and extensive discussion on what business is doing to manage the immigration changes and planning for the introduction to the TSS visa. 

Panel of Speakers:

• Nicky Brophy, Global Mobility Specialist, Ericsson Australia
• Heather Williams, Senior Manager, International Mobility, ANZ Australia
• Simon Pryor, Executive Director, Infrastructure and Regulation, Business Council of Australia

Chris discussed the timeline of reforms of the 457 program; the new TSS Visa from March 1 (2 streams)

The following and more were covered along with a lively Q&A:

• Transitional arrangements for certain 457 visa holders to apply for permanent residence under existing pathways
• The new Skilling Australians Found Levy and how this will be administered
• Renewal restrictions in respect of occupations on the Short-Term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL) and impact on workforce planning
• Increased compliance focus with the new 'naming and shaming provisions', data sharing arrangements and tips for developing a robust immigration and compliance program

Simon Pryor’s insights from the Business Council of Australia were well received. As were the arrangements being put in place by the likes of ANZ and Ericsson

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Aysegul Kayahan

Director, Relocation Specialists

Aysegul Kayahan, managing director of Relocation Specialists in Queensland and Victoria has been in the global mobility industry since 1993. Aysegul started the Forum for Expatriate Management community in Australia in early 2012, with chapters in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. From February 2015 to January 2017, Aysegul was appointed to the role of global chair of Chapter Leads for the Forum for Expatriate Management.

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