Immigration Lawyers in Melbourne
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Priority Processing for Aged Care Workers

Aged care providers will be able to access priority visa processing to help fill growing workforce gaps, as the Albanese government implements the first step in a new model for skilled workers in the sector.

The new fast track for foreign workers is in response to crippling shortages in low-paid care sectors, with 5 per cent of aged care facilities unable to find enough staff to meet Labor’s pledge to have a registered nurse in each home 24/7.

Last month’s release of an immigration system review by former public service chief Martin Parkinson recommended creating pathways to bring in low-paid care sector workers, with monitoring because of the potential for exploitation.

In the first major review of the immigration system since the 1990s, the government’s response to the Parkinson review will involve an overhaul of the outdated points test used to select permanent skilled migrants and the dumping of requirements for employers to advertise jobs locally before hiring an overseas migrant.

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