In April this year the government announced changes which would mean many people applying for subclass 457 visas would not be able to transition to permanent residency after two years. This especially affected the restaurant sector, including cooks and managers (head chefs are still able to transition to permanent residency).
Earlier this week, the news program Lateline ran a story about how this change has affected the restaurant industry and how badly it will impact Australia into the future. Now that this issue has become national news, if pressure continues on the government they are likely to make changes so that cooks and restaurant managers can gain permanent residency again. This has happened before with scientists, university lecturers and CEOs.
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