Skilled Migration: Reform and Recovery

A recent report by the Committee for Economic Development of Australia into skilled migration has highlighted gaps that currently exist within Australia’s skilled migration program.

In addition to this, the interim report for the Inquiry into Australia’s Skilled Migration program was released last month, noting where skills-shortages in Australia currently exist, and proposing solutions to fix them.

With the aforementioned CEDA report highlighting that the current issues with mismatching skilled migrants to the right jobs is costing Australia at least $1.25 billion, repairing this system forms a crucial part of Australia’s future economic recovery from COVID-19.

Gabriella Monteiro spoke to Gabriela D’Souza, senior economist with the Committee for Economic Development of Australia, and Julian Leeser, Chair of the Joint Standing Committee on Migration.


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