I have a 457 visa which has 30 months still remaining. I applied for an alternative position with another company and they were aware of the necessity of the visa. I received a phone call from the HR manager stating they were expecting me to start that day and I informed him that I hadn't even received an offer from them and I was still employed by my old company. The offer came though which I excepted and I resigned my position and gave them a start date. It transpired that they hadn't applied for the visa and it has now been rejected two times. I am now in a situation that I have left a secure position with my old company and I have little chance of finding alternative employment as this has dragged on for 3 months. Do I have grounds for compensation under Employment Law as they have been negligent ?