Summary of joint Standing Committee Recommendation

Australia has been one of the attractive designations for migrants over the years. Migrants are often attracted to Australia for better education, better quality of work. Australia is a successful multicultural nation with natural beauty and a temperate climate. Australia has managed the Covid-19 Pandemic under control for more than a year. It has faced many economic challenges. More than half of the temporary migrants left Australia due to pandemic leaving a huge number of skilled shortages in Australia. Australia needs skilled migrants to fill in the skills shortages. Recently, there was a joint standing committee on migration to inquire and report on Australia’s skilled migration. Some of the recommendations are as below: 

  • Change of LMT for employer sponsored visa.
  • Removal of SAF levy for employer sponsored visa until the Covid-19 pandemic is over.
  • PMSOL occupation to be updated including Chef, veterinarians, Café and Restaurant Manager, Seafarer, cooks, electrical engineer, Civil engineer, motor mechanic, agriculture, and manufacturing sectors.
  • Review of occupation list as the economy emerges from the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • Allowing 482 visa holders to work in multiple roles within the organisation.
  • Expedite processing time for skilled workers

Source: MIA        23/03/2021