Under Section 140GBA of the Migration Act, Labour Market Testing (LMT) is mandatory under the Temporary Skills Shortage (subclass 482) visa programme to ensure that local market has been tested and job opportunities are provided to the local workforce first before sponsoring overseas employees. The position must be published on the Government’s Jobactive website (www.jobactive.gov.au) according to LIN 18/036 : Period, manner and evidence of labour market testing along with 2 other platforms unless an exemption applies.
From 4 July 2022, JobActive will be replaced with Workforce Australia Online. Workforce Australia Online comes under a new, modern and innovative employment service by the Department of Education, Skills and Employment. The new employment service will commence operationally on 4 July 2022.
Effect on the TSS Visa
From 4 July 2022, employers will publish job advertisements via a new online instead of linking to an individual MyGov account to JobActive website. This means that any LMT currently running that spans the 4 July implementation date will not be compliant unless a new legislative instrument is announced in the interim. We will carefully monitor any announcements regarding changes to the current requirements under LIN 18/036.
In the meantime, please reach out to the Longton Legal Immigration team for more information.
*Disclaimer: This is intended as general information only and not to be construed as legal advice. The above information is subject to changes over time. You should always seek professional advice beforetaking any course of action.*
Queensland - Property Law Reform 2023 - Seller Disclosure and Impact on Leases
On 25 October 2023, the Queensland Parliament passed the Property Law Act 2023 (New Act), a significant legislative overhaul aimed at updating the property laws in Queensland.
VICTORIAN 2023-2024 BUDGET: Key Changes and What You Need to Know
The Victorian 2023-2024 budget has brought forth substantial changes in its tax obligations and thresholds, heralding a new fiscal landscape for taxpayers in the state.
Queensland State Budget 2023-2024: An Overview
The Treasurer and Minister for Trade and Investment, the Honourable Cameron Dick MP unveiled the Queensland State Budget that addressed the cost of living, delivery of services in health, housing and community safety for Queenslanders.
NSW BUDGET 2023 – 2024: Key changes and what you need to know
In NSW, if you are acquiring more than 50% of a private company or a unit trust that holds land (directly or indirectly) over the value of $2 million, landholder tax is applicable to the acquirer.