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457 Visa Changes target the Cultural Sector

457 Visa Changes target the Cultural Sector

It has come to our attention that 457 Visa changes will affect the Cultural Sector. The list of “removed occupations” includes:

  • Actor;
  • Actors, Dancers, and Other Enter Entertainers NEC;
  • Art Director (Film, Television, or Stage);
  • Artistic Director;
  • Author;
  • Community Arts Worker;
  • Composer;
  • Director of Photography;
  • Entertainer or Variety Artist;
  • Film, Television, Radio and Stage Directors;
  • Gallery or Museum Technician;
  • Historian;
  • Music Director;
  • Music Professionals NEC;
  • Painter (Visual Arts);
  • Potter or ceramic artist;
  • Sculptor [actually spelled “sculpter” in the document!];
  • Television Presenter.

Lowensteins is looking into this issue and will report further as more details become available. For more details, visit http://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Work/Work/Skills-assessment-and-assessing-authorities/skilled-occupations-lists/removed-skilled-occupations