“We want brilliant people coming to this country!”. This succinct, powerful message was echoed loud and clear at our recent Skilled Migration forum, held on 16 August 2018 and hosted by PwC Australia.
PwC Partner Carter Bovard, who leads PwC Australia’s immigration practice, discussed the challenges Australia faces in attracting highly skilled individuals following the replacement of the 457 visa with the TSS visa, and the subsequent uncertainty surrounding Australia’s skilled migration program.
PwC Partner Carter Bovard
Following his keynote presentation, Carter was joined on stage with:
- BioMelbourne Network CEO Dr Krystal Evans
- TelstraFuture Workforce Strategy Consultant Komal Narayan
- Fisher Leadership Managing Partner Liz Jones
The panel offered deep insights into how changes to our Skilled Migration Program are hurting entire economic sectors, and how Australia, in order to stay competitive in the new economy must position itself as the destination of choice for highly skilled, mobile talent.
Committee for Melbourne CEO Martine Letts and panellists
Based on the discussion, comments, and feedback offered at this event, the Committee made a submission to the Federal Senate Inquiry into the effectiveness of the current temporary skilled visa system in targeting genuine skills shortages. For more information, please get in touch.