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The new Migration Strategy

Australian government has released a new Migration Strategy which sets out a plan of reforms to the current migration system to meet the core objectives of Australia's migration system.


The Migration Strategy identifies 8 key actions:


  • Targeting temporary skilled migration to address skills needs and promote mobility of overseas workers. This will include introduction of new Skills in Demand visa with 3 targeted pathways and enabling mobility of workers between employers.

  • Reshaping permanent Skilled migration with help of reformed points test and a new Talent and Innovation visa.

  • Strengthening the integrity and quality of international education, including new genuine student test, increased English language requirements for students and changes to the graduate visa program.

  • Tackling worker exploitation and misuse of the visa system with measures such as introduction of a public register of approved business sponsors.

  • Long-term approach to migration planning in collaborations with states and territories.

  • Tailoring regional visas and Working Holiday Maker program to support regional Australia, including priority processing of regional visas.

  • Deepening people-to-people ties in the Indo-Pacific region

  • Simplifying the migration system


Amongst actions identified in the strategy is defining the new Core Skills occupation list, as a single consolidated list incorporating new ANZSCO occupations.


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