Melbourne 4.0 Taskforce: Future Skills – Changes to Australia’s Skilled Migration Program and accessing global talent

Thursday, 16th August 2018

The Federal Government’s abolition and replacement of the 457 visa with the more stringent Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa earlier in the year was met with criticism from the business sector, especially the tech industry.

In response to the outcry, the Federal Government recently announced the introduction of the ‘Global Talent Scheme’ which will sit under the broader TSS visa scheme but with fewer restrictions to successfully target highly skilled and specialised workers.

Following the launch of the Global Talent Scheme Pilot on 1 July 2018, we invite you to our first ‘Future Skills’ forum.

Sharing their knowledge and views, we will be joined by a selected group of Subject Matter Experts from our membership:

Carter Bovard | Partner – Immigration | PwC Australia
Dr Krystal Evans | CEO | BioMelbourne Network
Liz Jones | Managing Partner | Fisher Leadership

As the impact for businesses and the economy is expected to be significant, Committee for Melbourne intends to send an unsolicited submission to the Federal Government, based on the outcomes of the discussion at the forum.

Identified as a Strategic Need for our city as part of our Melbourne 4.0 Taskforce, our ‘Future Skills’ Taskforce will assess the impact of changes to Australia’s Skilled Migration Program on Melbourne’s economy. Read our Melbourne 4.0 report to find out about our nine Strategic Needs for our city.

The Chatham House Rule will apply.

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