Inquiry into the effectiveness of the current temporary skilled visa system in targeting genuine skills shortages
The submission to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee's inquiry into the effectiveness of the current temporary skilled visa system in targeting genuine skills shortages was prepared by the Law Council.
The Law Council offers the following comments for consideration, which are largely based on material provided to it by the Law Institute of Victoria and the Law Society of Western Australia.
The terms of reference for the Inquiry require the Committee to examine the effectiveness of the current temporary skilled visa system in targeting genuine skills shortages, with particular reference to:
- the interaction between the temporary skilled visa system and the system in place for training Australian workers, including how a skills shortage is determined;
- the current skills assessment regime, including but not limited to, the correct application of ANZSCO codes and skills testing requirements;
- the relationship between workers on skilled visas and other types of visas with work rights, including the rationale and impact of the 400 visa;
- the effectiveness of the current labour market testing arrangements;
- the adequacy of current skilled visa enforcement arrangements, with particular regard to wages and conditions and access to information about rights and protections;
- the use and effectiveness of labour agreements; and
- related matters.
You can read the full submission below.