Australia boosts permanent immigration to compete with Canada, Germany: As the country struggles with labor and skill shortages. The Australian government said on Friday that it would raise the number of permanent immigrants. Admitted to the country by 35,000 to 195,000 for the current fiscal year.
During a two-day meeting of 140 leaders of governments, trade unions, enterprises, and industry to address skills shortages caused by the epidemic. Home Affairs Minister Clare O’Neil announced the hike for the year ending June 30, 2023.
In addition to flights canceled due to a shortage of ground workers, O’Neill said that Australian nurses have been working double and triple hours for the last two years. As a result, that fruit has allowed to decay on trees because no one was available to gather it.
According to O’Neill, “Our emphasis is always on creating Australian employment first. Which is why so much of the summit has focused on training and the inclusion of women and other marginalized groups.”
However, she said, “The effect of COVID has been so profound that even if we pursue every other avenue. We will still be thousands of employees short, at least initially.”
According to O’Neill, many of the “best and brightest brains” are emigrating to Canada, Germany, and Britain rather than Australia.
She called Australia’s immigration policy, which includes more than 70 distinct visa categories, “fiendishly convoluted.”
According to her, Australia will create a committee to revamp its immigration policy to benefit the country.
On Thursday, the opening day of the Jobs and Skills Summit, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese stated that 180,000 seats would be offered in vocational education institutions next year for 1.1 billion Australian dollars (USD748,000) to address the country’s skills shortfall.
Early in the epidemic, Australia implemented among the tightest travel restrictions of any democratic nation for 20 months. Before progressively reopening to skilled workers starting in December last year.