Migration in Regional Australia, Submission to the Joint Standing Committee on Migration
The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Australian Chamber) welcomes the opportunity to make a submission to the Joint Standing Committee on Migration’s Inquiry into Migration in Regional Australia. This submission does not set out to provide detailed commentary on all of the terms of reference, but will cover issues most relevant to the Australian Chamber membership. It is essential that we support migration policies that successfully meet regional skill and labour needs. This is about putting positive policies in place that support regional jobs growth, and encouraging migrants to fill job needs including the difficult to satisfy seasonal needs. The submission highlights key issues that influence regional migration such as skilled migration pathways, creation of jobs, barriers, international education and infrastructure in the regions.