TSS Visa: what this means for your business' global mobility program

Our panel of experts discussed the key features of the new TSS visa and how to navigate the road ahead at the Sydney Chapter Meeting on 9th May.

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May 11, 2018
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Sydney Chapter Meeting on the 9th May 2018  was titled “Temporary Skills Shortage (TSS) Visa: what this means for your business' global mobility program" and hosted by Fragomen.



The panel consisted of:

  • Kate McCall, Senior HR Adviser, International Mobility, Herbert Smith Freehills
  • Sasko Markovski, Partner, Fragomen
  • Shabina Nairn, Immigration and Relocation Specialist, University of Sydney

Facilitated by Charles Johanes of Fragomen, discussed the key features of the new TSS visa, what businesses are doing to adapt to the new regime, the impact on global mobility programs and talent acquisition strategies and how to navigate the road ahead.    The discussion covered the practical implications of the new regime: 

  • Labour Market Testing requirements 
  • 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 
  • Transitional arrangements for certain 457 visa holders to apply for permanent residence under existing pathways 

Fragomen shared the link to their dedicated Australian Immigration Reforms microsite for further information.

Want to know more about the Sydney Chapter Meeting or receive updates on future events? Please email Aysegul Kayahan

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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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