decision ready application is done by registered migration agent (it is the aussie way of telling people to use rma to fast track your application)
i have used melissa haag walker from haag walker lawyers , it is expensive but its worth it , i shopped around 100 lawyers and decided this one and till now i have got no complaints i have got a case officer in 2 days and my case is being looked at so....
look ifyou go one more 457 you have to sign a legal document with the employer and after u gt ur pr it may be difficult to wiggle out since u already have committed to certain time on a new 457
if you are applyin for 856 via a drc you are not giving further commitment to the employer for more time and after u gt the pr the onus is on u to continue with the same employer or search a diffrnt one and if you go for one more 457 the employer might make the conditions stricter for you to leave once you get the pr.........you understand??
scenario 1 you finish the 457 and go on one more 457 and apply for a 856 meanwhile
for the new 457 , you have to sign a new contract and he might make the contract more restrictive because he anyways knows u get a pr and you will jump the boat , so see to it that u get ur pr and dont make ur new 457 contract more restrictive for urself....
technically after u gt the pr the new 457 contract will be worded into lapsing as a pr agreement for general australian residents , even though you are resident now you might be restricted form not leaving the employer ......u knw wat i mean now??
oh ok. The company has already contract that if i leave after PR approval Iwill have to pay the application fees and migration agent fees (company appointed one) which is genuine as company pays . So I beleive this contract has binding but there is no 457 contract binding I beleive.
ask for the probable estmates of the cost in the cotrct or ask for the bills jus in case thats fine m8