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Changes affecting the Subclass 457 visa program

Thursday 14 April, 2011 | Tags: International Trade

*Introduction of ANZSCO - a new occupation classification standard *From 1 July 2010, the Department of Immigration and Citizenship is switching from the Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) system to the Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO) system. While the same occupations remain eligible for the Subclass 457 program, they will be described differently and be assigned new codes. Read more.

WorkCover premiums to rise

Wednesday 13 April, 2011 | Tags: Workplace and Employment Policy

Read about the Queensland government’s changes to Queensland's workers compensation arrangements, including an increase to the average premium from $1.15 per $100 of wages paid to $1.30 and increases to the employer excess from 1 July 2010. Read more.

Queensland Skills Commission

Wednesday 13 April, 2011 | Tags: Skills Education and Training

Legislation was passed in Parliament last month to establish a Queensland Skills Commission. The Commission, to be known as Skills Queensland, will use industry advice to help ensure growing skills demand could be filled by Queenslanders Read more.