All posts by Will Mackey

Australia is missing 500,000 migrants, but we don’t need visa changes to lure them back

Australia is missing 500,000 migrants, but we don't need visa changes to lure them back

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. COVID-19 travel restrictions brought migration to Australia to a virtual standstill, and over the course of the pandemic about 500,000 temporary migrants have left our shores. Now many Australian businesses are screaming out for more workers. So, who…

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It’s time Australia dumped its bureaucratic list-based approach to temporary work visas

It's time Australia dumped its bureaucratic list-based approach to temporary work visas

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. Australia’s temporary skilled migration program is hard for businesses to use while still not protecting migrants from exploitation. There is a better way, concludes a new report from the Grattan Institute on fixing temporary skilled migration. The long-standing…

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