The Victorian Chamber (VCCI) has unveiled its 2022-2023 Federal Budget Submission, requesting priorities that, if delivered, will assist migrants, businesses and the economy in general in Victoria.
In relation to on shore and prospective migrants, the key requests included:
- Allow more flexibility in the visa conditions for migrant workers, so they can work in other areas of need when there is a pressing demand
- Recognise more foreign qualifications, work experience and training of migrant workers, particularly in areas with critical skills shortages
- Reward international workers who have worked in Australia on employee sponsored and priority migration skilled occupation visas to have direct pathways to permanent residency
- Change post-study visa duration for international students from between two to four years to a minimum of four years to encourage industry to invest in international talent
The submission captured a further 20 recommendations and priorities under the two themes of activating Victorian businesses and building for our future.