澳洲457签证可能要为比较常见的申请人自己给雇主支付费用发工资的情况进行立法（Payments for a migration outcome）：
The review found that some 457 visa holders had paid money to sponsors in return for being able to remain in Australia, and that this practice has undermined the integrity of the 457 programme. The government will therefore introduce a new penalty making it unlawful for sponsors to receive payment in return for sponsoring a 457 worker.
澳洲457签证雅思很可能从当前的单项5分 降低为overall5.0 单项不低于4.5 。
English language requirements
The review found that while a minimum level of English is necessary and that this requirement should be maintained.
To add flexibility and ensure programme integrity is maintained, the English language requirements will be amended to allow applicants to provide an overall score with minimum scores for each test components (reading, writing, speaking and listening).
Instead of requiring a minimum test score of 5 in each of the English test’s four components (reading, writing, speaking and listening), applicants will have to achieve an average test score of 5 across the components (with no less than 4.5 in any of the components).