The Government has decided to expedite the Skilled visa process for skilled workers to Australia. Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said the decision was aimed at addressing the Shortage of Skilled Workers.
Yesterday was the first national cabinet meeting since the Labor government came to power. The meeting, which was attended by state premiers and chief ministers, discussed the country’s labor shortage. States and territories have called on the Prime Minister to expedite immigration and speed up the skilled visa process.
The Prime Minister said that the Home Ministry has been directed to reduce the waiting list for applications and address backlogs. Albanese said more staff will be deployed for this purpose.
The National Cabinet also discussed measures to increase short-term immigration. The Australian Government has decided to promote short-term immigration as a temporary solution to the current skilled worker shortage crisis.