Mental health awareness and skilled migration

The importance of good mental health and its impact on Australians have long been recognised by Australian governments. In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, it has never been more relevant to remain progressive in responding to the mental health impacts as they become better understood. In March 2020, the Australian...

How the professional services sector in Australia contributes to the economy (migration, employment and productivity)

In the pre-Covid-19 economy, Australia's services sector has expanded by an annual 3.6 per cent since 1992, well above the goods sector's annual average of 2.1 per cent. ICT, professional, scientific and technical services and financial and insurance have continued to see solid annual growth rates of above 4.5 per...

The digital transformation process for the oil and gas industry

How work, skilled and business migration are impacted Australia ranks as one of the top three global exporters of liquefied natural gas, coal and uranium. Emerging technologies and innovations in this sector relating to efficient and clean energy, renewables, hydrogen and future fuels are continually being developed and supported by...

The future of International Education for Victoria, Australia

International education is a growth sector vital to the future economic prosperity of Victoria and a source of future employment for Victorians. In the face of Covid-19, international education remains to be one of the state government's priority industries and sectors. Growing global demand for education services has seen over...

Food, wine and agribusinesses welcome in South Australia

South Australia has a global reputation for producing some of the highest quality food and wine. Wine grapes are grown in clean soil, seafood comes from clean oceans, and agricultural produce is cultivated in a pristine farming environment. Local and international consumers are increasingly placing greater value on high-quality food...

Medtech and GTI visas

Medical technology or MedTech supports disease prevention, injury and other conditions through a myriad of ways; early detection tools, in vitro diagnostics, status monitoring, treatment and overall patient care. Digital health solutions, in particular, are making waves in the Covid-19 landscape. Information and data generated by medical technologies play a...

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...

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...

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...