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Submitted on behalf of
Registered Migration Agent

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Please select the industry your submission is in relation to. If required, you may select multiple industries.
Accommodation and Food Services
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Other Services
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Please identify which occupations your submission relates to:
All 670 occupations


1. Are there additional labour market factors, for which there are national datasets available (ideally aligned to 6-digit ANZSCO occupation level), that are relevant to future refinements to the Departmentʼs analysis and methodology?

What is the frequency of data release?

My submission is more generic. I wish to highlight the common troubles we face at the coal face. Since caveats were introduced, why then do we need two lists? I recommend that you reduce the extensive hurdles that have been placed on the most suitable and needed types of visas in Australia.

2. The Department is also seeking submissions on suitable datasets that are disaggregated by region. Please provide details if you are aware of such a dataset, including whether it is aligned to ANZSCO occupations and how often the dataset is updated.

There has been numerous caveats, blockers, criteria, show stoppers to make it as difficult as possible for a skilled person to choose Australia and be accepted by the Australian Skilled Migration Program, I submit to unify the two lists and make them one.

3. Is there any other advice or evidence that the Department should consider in its review of the methodology?

The Department should list all the occupations that require skills and that has need in Australia, make it one list and use the caveats in each occupation by region or state or industry instead of having two meaningless lists.

While an occupation has no shortage in Sydney yet it may have a shortage in Tasmania, why do the applicant need to go through so many hurdles, two lists, then states' lists, then the assessing authorities just to get into a database with no assurance of being invited. I submit that the Skilled Migration Program has been over-engineered almost to the stage that it is crippled.

There is an urgent need for the Department to Focus on and work on streamlining the current numerous hurdles placed on Skilled people from around the world.
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