Final report of the Inquiry into Australia's Skilled Migration Program


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Australia. Parliament. House of Representatives. Joint Standing Committee on Migration


This is the report of the Joint Standing Committee on Migration's inquiry into Australia's skilled migration program, which is designed to attract migrants who make a significant contribution to the Australian economy, and fill positions where no Australian workers are available. The [Coronavirus Disease 2019] COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant effect on Australia's workforce. While 94 per cent of Australians who lost their jobs or were stood down to zero hours are now back in work, there are still significant skills shortages in the economy. As a result of COVID-19, over 500,000...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Migration; Labour market; Skills and knowledge; Policy; Management; Evaluation

Keywords: Skilled migration; Skilled worker; Human capital; Labour supply; Skill shortage; Workforce planning; Talent management; Regulation; Occupational classification; International students; Migrants; Labour relations; Government policy; Economic recession; Economic impact; Funding; Financial aspects; Recommendations

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Commonwealth of Australia, 2021

Physical description: xviii, 110 p. (final report) + xiv, 111 p. (interim report)

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Also called: Interim report of the Inquiry into Australia's Skilled Migration Program

ISBN: 9781760922719 (print, final report); 9781760922726 (HTML, final report); 9781706922191 (print, interim report); 9781760922207 (HTML, interim report)

Committee Chair Julian Leeser

Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/TNC 143.1039

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