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  • Australia to fast-track visa applications of skilled immigrants

    The Australian immigration minister has ordered the Department of Home Affairs to fast-track visa applications to address a shortage in skilled workers.

    Andrew Giles, the minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs in the new government, on Wednesday declared he made clearing the backlog of visa applications a priority.

    He added that the “extraordinary” delay in processing of visa applications was raised by the community and the former government for many years.

    “Processing outstanding visa applications is a priority for the Australian government. I have raised my concerns with the current state of visa processing with the Department of Home Affairs,” stated the minister. “We are committed to ensuring that visa applications are processed in a timely manner.”

    He explained that the previous government did not publish data on the number of applications for skilled worker visas.

    However, the total number of skilled temporary visa holders in Australia has fallen from a peak of 195,000 in 2014 to 96,000 in 2022.

    Andrew McKellar, chief executive officer of the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI), said employers were struggling with “protracted” processing times for skilled migrants.

    He added that greater resourcing is needed to reduce protracted visa processing wait times.

    “The current delays just aren’t good enough when so many businesses are left without staff and therefore can’t afford to stay open,” said Mr McKellar.

    “To make the skilled migration system more accessible and responsible, we need to open employer sponsored migration up to all skilled occupations.” 

    Source: Department of Home Affairs

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