IMPACT – MEDIUM
What is the change? The Department of Jobs and Small Business has opened a public consultation period requesting feedback from employers and other immigration stakeholders on possible changes to skilled migration occupation lists.
What does the change mean? The Department has published a traffic light bulletin indicating the occupations under consideration for change. The public comment period closes 30 June 2018, and comments will be taken into consideration before the changes are finalised.
Background: The Department of Jobs and Small Business undertakes regular reviews of Australia’s Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL), Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) and Regional Occupation List (ROL). The Department recently published a traffic light bulletin, highlighting changes that are under consideration, including:
Interested parties are invited to provide comments on any potential changes to the occupations lists, whether or not the Department has proposed them in the traffic light bulletin.
BAL Analysis: BAL encourages employers to review the traffic light bulletin and submit comments to make their concerns known to the Department and to help shape the occupation lists that determine eligibility for skilled workers. BAL can assist in the process.
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