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    The Joint Standing Committee on Migration outlined several recommendations on Monday (August 9) in its report into Australia’s skilled migration programme. Liberal MP Julian Leeser said Australia had lost over half a million temporary migrants since the country’s border closed last year.

    “Many of those temporary migrants were skilled migrants. Net overseas migration continues to be in negative territory, with a further 77,000 people expected to leave Australia in the 2021-22 financial year,” he said. Industries face shortages of skilled migrants, impacting the viability of businesses. “Even despite lockdowns, today’s job ad figures are up 38% on pre-COVID rates,” he said.

    The committee received evidence of significant skill shortages that emerged during the pandemic, Leeser added. It also saw proof of the importance of skilled migrants in creating more jobs for Australians, which was a driving factor behind the proposal. They recommend providing skilled migrants a clearer pathway to permanency but with conditions and length of time to permanency varying depending on skill level.

    “We’ve recommended more incentives for migrants to move to regional Australia; encouragement for the brightest international students to remain to address persistent skill shortages; and streamlining processes and service improvements in the Department of Home Affairs,” he said.

    Recommendations for a clearer pathway to permanent residency in Australia

    The committee proposed changing post-study work arrangements for international students who meet certain criteria, including graduates in the top 10% in their course and meet relevant English language standards.

    “Such graduates would be eligible for a discount on the work experience component for permanent residency under the employer nominated scheme from three years to two years. For graduates applying for a points-based visa, additional points could be awarded for those graduates meeting the above criteria,” the committee recommended. “The government should also consider longer temporary graduate visas of three years to provide time and flexibility for graduates to find work.”

    The committee also recommends that the Department of Home Affairs should change the visa conditions for the short-term stream of the Temporary Skills Shortage visa (subclass 482) to provide a pathway to permanent residency for temporary migrants.

    “We are particularly pleased to see extra incentives for very high-quality students to remain here,” she added. “These are exactly the kind of highly-skilled, bright students who will make a big contribution to Australian life and productivity.”

    Source: Department of Home Affairs

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