METHODOLOGY FOR THE 2017 REVIEW OF THE SKILLED MIGRATION OCCUPATION LIST

October 2017

Universities Australia welcomes the opportunity to provide input to the Department of Employment’s review of the methodology for the 2017 review of the Skilled Migration Occupation List.

As the peak body representing Australia’s university sector, Universities Australia strongly advocates for a skilled migration framework that is conducive to the maintenance of a strong and dynamic university system, in recognition of the role it plays in contributing to Australia’s prosperity as well as realising Australia’s trade and investment potential. A poorly designed visa system will undermine the ability of universities to attract world-class academics into Australia, something which is crucial to the global collaborations that will help us to create new jobs and new industries for Australia.

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