Yes, that’s true. As per the latest information, many 457 visa holders in Western Australia are feeling worried about the new rules.
457 visa holders to pay huge money for free education?—Schools that happen to be free for everyone will be charging exorbitant amount from holders of Australia 457 visas. This will be done through the introduction of a latest Australia immigration policy.
Free education is provided by Australia government schools to those who happen to be children of Australia.
But, the latest announcement by Troy Buswell, treasurer of Western Australia will make sure that all holders of 457 visas wanting to enroll their children in Australia government schools pay even for education that is free for all.
So, if you are a foreigner and in Australia on a 457 visa, then be ready to pay big bucks from your pocket for educating your child in Australia government schools. That’s really shocking for many 457 visa holders.
Australia 457 visa holders will be required to pay huge money for educating their children in Australia’s government schools that are known for providing free education to all.
Increased annual fee for Australian 457 visa holders—To make the things even worse for holders of Australia 457 visas(who have come to Australia to live and work here), Australian government has not only made it compulsory for them to pay for education of their children in Australian government schools but also raised the annual fee.
So, for sending a child to any state school will mean shelling out not $60 but the new fee of $4000 each year. And that’s something quite shocking for many on 457 visas. It would be quite a lot to pay as much as $4000 each year, says one of the Australia 457 visa holders, Alan Eduliantes.
Australia school fee from 2015--It may be worth notable in this regard that the new fee will become applicable from 2015 following protests against the introduction of a huge fee for Australia 457 visa holders. Moreover, the government also said that the full amount of fee, i.e. $4000 annually, will be charged only from the first child while for subsequent children, the fee will be $2000 for each year.