The annual review of occupations lists is underway, with new lists scheduled to be published in March 2020.
The Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business (headed by Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash) is the relevant Department that undertakes the review, and provides its recommendations to the Department of Home Affairs.
In December 2019, the Department of Employment released its “Traffic Light Bulletin” that flags the proposed changes.
Some of the proposed changes – for example, the transfer of ICT Project Manager, Sales & Marketing Manager, Information & Organisation Professionals (each with caveats) from the Short Term to Medium to Long Term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) – were enthusiastically welcomed by our clients.
However, it is important to note that the proposed changes are just that – proposed and not guaranteed.
We encourage interested stakeholders to participate in the review process, and consider making an online submission before 12 February, ahead of the finalisation of the lists in March.
For further information about other proposed changes, or how to make a submission, please contact your Ajuria Lawyers’ advisor.
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