Tech jobs are jostling for a place on the Australian government’s new skilled migration visa list

- June 5, 2024 2 MIN READ

Consultation is underway on whether a range of cyber security-related jobs should be added to Australia’s skilled migration visa list, as the sector faces a widening talent gap. The federal government’s Migration Strategy, unveiled late last year, handed Jobs and Skills Australia (JSA) a formal role in developing the core skills occupations list, which will… Read more »

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Australia scraps Global Talent visa for National Innovation one amid immigration cuts

- May 16, 2024 2 MIN READ

The tech and talent migration programs will be scrapped and replaced with a new National Innovation Visa under major federal budget reforms that will ensure 70% of permanent migration places are set aside for skilled workers. Treasurer Jim Chalmers handed down the 2024-25 federal budget in Canberra on Tuesday night, outlining a significant overhaul to… Read more »

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Startups could get skilled visas approved in a week under the federal government’s new migration strategy

- December 12, 2023 3 MIN READ

The government has committed to a mere 7-day processing time for applicants of its newest skilled visa category in a bid to make Australia a more attractive for IT professionals as part of a set of long-awaited changes to the migration system. Migrants coming into jobs that earn at least $135,000 a year will have… Read more »

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3 things the Tech Council likes about the 2023 federal budget

- May 9, 2023 3 MIN READ

The Tech Council of Australia (TCA) has welcomed federal budget announcements backing skilled migration, cybersecurity and a new commercialisation fund.  TCA CEO Kate Pounder said the measures by Treasurer Jim Chalmers aligned with the priorities in the Council’s pre-budget submission. “The Budget takes important steps to address the big challenges facing our country, including skills… Read more »