0121 Anonymous

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1. Do you consider that occupations need to be added to the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL)?


What occupations should be added to the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL)?

Please also include occupations that you propose should be moved from the Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL) to the MLTSSL.

223112 Recruitment Consultant

Please outline the evidence or data that would support these occupations being added to the MLTSSL.

There is a lot of discussion around the recruitment consultant classification and what list it should be on, if any.

As someone in the industry running a recruitment business and in the process of trying to build it out, it just seems absurd that this is up for discussion, particularly when it is being decided upon by politicians and departments that know nothing of what the recruitment industry is built on. Whilst we try our best to employ Australians and to date, in a short time we have been pretty successful at it, there are far less Australians that work in or have an interest in pursuing recruitment as a career; as such I do not expect our hit rate to continue forever.

I was previously at a large global recruiter in the Sydney office and the ratio of Australian's to overseas employee's (predominantly from Ireland / UK) was not highlighting that this is what Australian's want to do - as frankly it is not impossible to join a large recruiter if you are an Aussie grad or someone with experience in your field - you just have to want to.

If this is taken of the list of skills allowing businesses to bring in overseas talent it will kill businesses, the industry as a whole and guess what - reduce the enormous amount of Tax paid by a multitude of growing SME operators.

Ask anyone actually in the recruitment sector if this is a good idea and anyone worth their salt will say 'absolutely not'. This will also impact the business market as it will stunt free movement of people across it to businesses they never knew existed until their recruiter called. When they subsequently go to said business, have a great idea, make the business a fortune, they pay their dues to the state. Easy really.

If the Australian Government cannot see why removing roles like recruitment consultant is a bad idea and is frankly so out dated in a globalised world then those responsible are not fit to meddle in the affairs of this country when it comes to business and driving our economy.

2. Do you consider that occupations need to be added to the Short Term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL)?


3. Do you consider that occupations need to be removed from the Medium and Long Term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSSL) or the Short Term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL)?

Do you have any supporting material for your submission?

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