Venture capital funds startups, leading to knowledge spill-overs throughout the economy

Venture capital transforms industries, creating new ones and is central to building a highly-skilled, knowledge-driven economy. With 75% of Australians believing the benefits of technology outweigh the risks, venture capital provides startups with capital and expertise not available anywhere else to develop, disrupt and innovate new technology. The Australian VC...

High-skilled occupation in demand by businesses, employer-sponsored visas

The characteristics of a high-skilled occupation is that they are mainly in cognitive-intense roles performing non-routine tasks. Analytical, cognitive, social, management and maths skills are the most utilised by those in highly skilled ANZSCO level 1 jobs. Technological change means that many lower-skilled jobs are increasingly becoming redundant. As new...

A good time to invest in Australia

Australia and other developed markets will eventually have Covid-19 relatively under control, but the virus will remain a threat in emerging markets. The growing interest from overseas (particularly from those in emerging markets) to take advantage of the fallen Australian share market, and buyers looking for a safe haven to...

Regional sponsorships highly active for all participants in the face of COVID-19

Australia is largely an urbanised country, with a good balance of vibrant rural communities. Regional Australia accounts for just over one-third of Australia's population and makes a large contribution to the national economy. Migrants play a vital role in boosting population growth and supporting regional economies by filling gaps in...

Jobs of the future, employment in the post-COVID-19 landscape

The top fastest growing industries of 2020 in Australia are notably in manufacturing, healthcare, energy, food and fibre and innovative technology. As new technologies are introduced throughout the nation, businesses are finding new ways of working and as a result, Australian jobs are changing. In industries such as healthcare and...

Fintech and the race for global talent

The Australian wealth management industry is an attractive prospect for foreign technology firms. With Australia hosting the world's sixth-largest pool of funds under management, substantially filled by its compulsory superannuation scheme, there lies its potential for scale and cost savings through financial technology. Suffice it to say, wealth management in...

Jobs Plus Program focuses on job creation – designed to lure business to NSW

As recently revealed on the “My Business” website, the NSW Premier, Ms Gladys Berejiklian, has announced a $250 million jobs program directly aimed at attracting both domestic and international businesses to relocate their head office operations into NSW, or to expand their overall employment footprint within the state. The Jobs...

COVID19 & PARENTING PLANS:

The Goal Is to Always Do What Is in The Best Interest of The Child Divorce, custody battles, court appearances, lawyers, division of assets, unhappy children and the list goes on.  You would think it could not get any worse.  Then comes along COVID19 and border closures. Current times are...

South Australia Callout to Investors

The South Australian government has started its push for their share of the Business Innovation & Investment Program.  Yesterday it released an announcement that the Skilled & Business Migration portal is now open for the 2020/21 program year to receive applications for 188 Significant Investor Visa (SIV) nominations only. In...

Business migration and its role in Australia’s economic recovery plan

It is said that on average, migrants contribute twice as much to Australian entrepreneurship as native-born citizens. But immigrants don't just create more businesses, they're creating more successful ones. The economic impact of migration flows through into every aspect of the economy. It has a profound positive impact not just...