31 July 2019
No change in TSMIT
It has been a long time since there was a change in the Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold, known as the TSMIT. In fact, the current TSMIT of $53,900 was set in 2013.
Prior to the election, there was some discussion about TSMIT and the need for it to be reviewed in line with wages. The Labor Party was particularly outspoken about the need to increase the TSMIT to at least $65,000.
The beginning of a new financial/immigration year is often the time that such changes are made, however there was no change to the TSMIT on 1 July 2019.
There was also no new list of occupations for TSS visas.
The only change was an increase in the Fair Work High Income Threshold (FWHIT) to $148,700. This is relevant to certain applicants for Employer Nomination 186 visa (PR) and their ability to meet the age exemptions, as well as applicants under the Global Talent Scheme.
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