The Prime Minister Malcom Turnbill announced today on the ABC News that the Australian Government will make some changes to 457 visas in March 2018.
The 457 visa will be gradually be replaced with two new new skilled visas. The emphasis will be on higher levels of English language. Now we can say that the English language requirement will be higher than the current 457 visas. Also, some occupations will be removed for the occupations list. Chefs and Cooks and may occupations will remain. And it will still be possible to apply for the Temporary Work Visa. Many occupations remain on the lists; the Short Term List and the Medium Term List.