Skilled Migration Council announces push for productivity
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Skilled Migration Council announces push for productivity

Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash recently announced the focus of the newly renewed Ministerial Advisory Council on Skilled Migration (MACSM).

“One of the first tasks of the panel will be to review the composition of the Consolidated Sponsored Occupations List, with a view to increasing the productivity contribution of sponsored migration.”  Said Minister Cash.

The panel itself of the MASCM comprises of nine individuals selected from state and territory governments, trade unions and employer groups whose responsibilities are to review, assess and provide recommendations to the government on Australia’s skilled migration requirements.

Amongst the visas and policies that the panel will discuss regarding skilled migration will be such programs as the Significant Investor programmes and the Temporary Work (Skilled) Visa (Subclass 457) and more specifically the Consolidated Sponsored Occupations List.

“One of the first tasks of the panel will be to review the composition of the Consolidated Sponsored Occupations List, with a view to increasing the productivity contribution of sponsored migration.” Minister Cash explained regarding the first meeting of the Ministerial Advisory Council on Skilled Migration which is being held on the 19th of June 2015.

The MASCM panel includes council members from various backgrounds such as:

  • Chief Executive of Australian Mines and Metals Association
  • General Manager of Mars Petcare Australian/New Zealand
  • Senior Partner from Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu
  • Acting Chief Executive Officer at Tourism Accommodation Australia
  • Chief Executive of the Australian Industry Group
  • President of the Australian Council of Trade Unions
  • President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland

If you would like any information about the sponsorship schemes available to Australia, please contact our registered migration agents today. 

 

 

 

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