Minister’s big pledge on skilled worker visas for Christmas


Australia’s Immigration Minister has assured WA businesses crying out for workers that the visa application backlog inherited by the Albanese Government should be at a “manageable” level by Christmas.

Andrew Giles, in Perth to hear from local employers, said there were about one million applications waiting to be dealt with when Labor came to power in May and a cash splash on extra staff had helped push that below 800,000.

He wouldn’t specify the target he hoped the Department of Home Affairs would reach by the year’s end, but was confident processing times were reducing and business were “starting to see those results now”.

His visit coincided with the Federal Government abolishing the Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List, which was introduced two years ago to target sectors critical to the nation’s pandemic recovery.


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