Matthew Halliday MARN 0701626
This morning the Australian Immigration Department (DIBP) announced that it is undertaking a major review of the skilled migration and temporary activity visa programmes with most subclasses under both of these programmes to be reviewed.
This review will be a no holds barred review of every major part of these programmes meaning that the future skilled migration system may look quite different from the current system . According to DIBP, the following aspects are among those that will be reviewed:
The Immigration Department has requested that interested parties provide submissions by 17 October 2014 which suggests that the Department plans to create a new framework sooner rather than later.