The Department of Immigration and Border Protection is giving stakeholders the opportunity to provide comments on the Review of the Skilled Migration and Temporary Activity visa programmes.
There were 68 submissions from visa holders, employers, peak industry bodies, skills assessing authorities, unions and government agencies after the 2014 discussion papers were released in October last year.
In a bid to address specific issues raised in the 2014 Review of the Temporary Work and Skilled Migration discussion papers, DIBP have released a survey which needs to be completed by April 30.
DIBP seek feedback on the following four points.
- The effectiveness of the current skilled migration and temporary activity visa programmes with the aim to reduce unnecessary red tape and impost on Australian business.
- New and innovative skilled migration visa models to support Australia’s short and long term skilled migration needs while ensuring the primacy of Australian workers.
- Implement a new visa framework that is supportive, flexible and responsive and which enriches the Australian economy through a well-managed skilled migration programme.
- Ensure that integrity is maintained and strengthened in the new visa framework.
With these four points of focus, stakeholders will have a vital opportunity to have their voice heard.
Migration Solutions encourages readers to fill out the survey.
To fill in the survey click here.