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...

MedTech in Australia to grow exponentially and create jobs

The medical technology (MedTech) industry makes a significant social and economic contribution in Australia, improving healthcare outcomes and generating innovation and growth. There are currently over 500 MedTech companies in Australia, with a combined annual turnover of more than A$10 billion and employing more than 36,000 workers in total. Of...

The impact of temporary skilled migration on Australia’s labour market

Australia's labour market is most influenced by international migration among OECD nations. With over 30% of the population born overseas, Australia has the highest proportion of overseas-born residents of any country in the world. This reality also means that skilled migration is a significant part of the demographic mix. Many...

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...

2020 – 2021 Program Update from Migration Tasmania

Following a directive from The Department of Home Affairs, relating to allocations of subclass 491, 190, 188 and 132 visa nominations, the Tasmanian government, through Migration Tasmania, has confirmed that until the Federal Budget is handed down in October 2020, all new and existing nominations will be subjected to the...

IMMIGRATION NEWS – ACT Critical Skills List

The Australian Government’s priority for migration in 2020-21 is leveraged towards providing support for public health responses, with the aim of bolstering the nation’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. This criterion was again evident when the ACT recently released its Critical Skills List for the Skilled Work Regional (provisional) subclass...