On 23 December 2015 the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, the Hon Peter Dutton MP, announced that Mr John Azarias had been appointed to undertake an evidence-based review of the Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold (TSMIT). Mr Azarias will provide a report to Government at the end of April 2016.
The external reviewer is supported by a secretariat from the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.
The review was recommended by the recent
Independent Review into Integrity in the Subclass 457 Programme.
The Discussion Paper which contains details of the review and the Terms of Reference is available:
Discussion Paper for the evidence-based review of the Temporary Skilled Migration income Threshold (TSMIT) (260KB PDF).
You are invited to make a written submission regarding the TSMIT. Submissions addressing the terms of reference can be made up to and including
Friday 4 March 2016. Submissions can be provided by email to
Unless otherwise requested, all submissions on this discussion paper may be published on the website of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. Submissions which contain offensive language or potentially defamatory material will not be published. Your submission will only be used or disclosed in accordance with the Australian Privacy Principles in Schedule 1 to the Australian Privacy Act 1988 (Cth). Submissions, or parts thereof, that contain personal information (including your contact details), will be redacted accordingly or not published. Further information regarding how the Department collects, stores, uses and discloses personal information can be found in
Form 1442i – Privacy Notice (144KB PDF) or at our offices.