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Temporary skilled migration income threshold raised to $70,000 - Will increase the TSMIT from $53,900 to $70,000 from July 1 - 90% of all full-time jobs in Australia are paid more than the current TSMIT

The Albanese Government will increase the Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold (TSMIT) from $53,900 to $70,000 from July 1.

Frozen since 2013, around 90% of all full-time jobs in Australia are now paid more than the current TSMIT, undermining Australia’s skilled migration system.

The new $70,000 income threshold is approximately where the TSMIT should have been if it had been properly indexed over the previous 10 years.

This is the Government’s first action in response to the independent Review of the Migration System led by Dr Martin Parkinson, which found that Australia’s migration system is broken.

The Albanese Government is also announcing that by the end of 2023, Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) short stream visa holders will have a pathway to permanent residency within our existing capped permanent program.

This will provide employers and migrants with more certainty, and will help increase the skill level in our permanent skilled program.

Source: TSMIT-AUD70000-from-1-July-2023.pdf and 

The-Hon-Clare-ONeil-MP-National-Press-Club-Address.pdf and

Anthony-Albanese-Prime-Minister-of-Australia-transcript---doorstop-interview.pdf and

Migration-System-Reforms-----ITECA-response.pdf and

ACTU-response---Passport-to-progress.pdf and

AMES-Australia-response.pdf  and


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  • Guest
    Curiox Thursday, 27 April 2023

    so does that also mean an increase of salary with increase in threshold ?

  • Guest
    Leah Friday, 28 April 2023

    What happens if you only have 1 year left on the old one?
    Working in hospitality is not full time and to make $70,000 is impossible
    As no fulltime positions available as all casual in retail and hospitality.

  • Guest
    Nick van Voorst Monday, 01 May 2023

    New TSMIT and the real world

    Below are some examples of what people are being paid in the real world, far away from the Canberra-Sydney bubble. Where relevant, penalty rates and loadings are included.

    There are many small business like this, who cannot fill their positions locally. They are the sort of places that are vital to holiday destinations like Cairns, Townsville and Port Douglas and hold things together in regional towns across QLD.

    While I agree that people should be paid at least 70 K a year, does anyone really think that these small business can suddenly increase wages by 10 to 20 K a year? So where are they going to find staff?

    Will the big retail and hospitality employers follow suit and start paying their Australian staff a minimum wage of 70 K a year? I don’t think so.

    Anyway, here are some recent cases I have dealt with:

    Regional QLD- Visas granted
    • Chef (482): $ 59000
    • Cook (187) $ 58000
    • Restaurant Manager $63000
    • Restaurant supervisor $ 54000

    Brisbane- Visa granted
    • Restaurant Manager (186) $ 49883

    Approved DAMA Labour agreements
    • Cook (494) $ 54358
    • Child Care Worker (494) $52670
    • Pastry Cook (494) $ 55000
    • Commercial Housekeeper (494) $ 49000

  • Guest
    Criss Monday, 01 May 2023

    I hope those who re currently holding 482 can apply PR straight away. Is been work hard during covid.

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