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The Federal Government has opened a consultation process and is inviting public submissions to assist with the planning of Australia’s Migration Program for 2022-23. Submissions are due by 3 December 2021.

The Department of Home Affairs have set primary questions for consideration which relate to the size and composition of the permanent Migration Program:

  • Should the Australian Government increase/reduce/maintain the size of the Migration Program in 2022-23 and why?
  • What is the ideal composition of the Skill and Family streams of the 2022-23 Migration Program?
  • How can Australia remain attractive to prospective migrants to support our recovery from the impacts of COVID-19 in the short term and support a future Australia for 2030 and beyond?

They have also added supplementary questions about Australia’s migration settings:

  • How can the Skilled stream of the Migration Program effectively address workforce shortages while boosting efforts to upskill and reskill Australians?
  • How can the Migration Program help address the challenge of uneven population growth and economic development between urban and regional Australia?
  • How can migration policy settings better support economic security of women in Australia overall, and migrant women in particular?
  • How can migration policy settings better support social cohesion outcomes in Australia?

Ajuria Lawyers is working on submissions which will address the above and common challenges across our client base.

We will also be collaborating with our clients on their own specific response, due by close of business 3 December 2021.

For those that want to send a response direct to the Department, submissions can be sent to migration.policy@homeaffairs.gov.au addressed to: The Director, Permanent Migration Planning and Policy Section Department of Home Affairs

Submissions will not be published but de-identified content may be shared with other parties such as state and territory governments or other Commonwealth agencies unless requested not to do so. If you wish to discuss your organisation’s submissions, we would be happy to help.

DISCLAIMER This information is current as of date of publication and subject to change. The information contained in this publication is of a general nature only. It should not be used as legal advice. To the extent permissible by law, Ajuria Lawyers and its associated entities shall not be liable for any errors, omissions, defects or misrepresentations in the information or for any loss or damage suffered by persons who use or rely on such information. Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.

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