WA Migration Strategies - Good Policy?

WA Migration Strategies - Good Policy?

WA
Aug 22

Join CEDA as we analyse WA's skilled migration strategies, whether they are justified, and how effective they have been in filling the State's skilled labour shortages.

 

Speakers

Barry Fitzgerald, Chief Executive Officer, Roy Hill
Simon Walker, Executive Director Policy, Planning and Innovation, Department of Training and Workforce Development
Glen Dival, Manager - Migration Services, Chamber of Commerce & Industry - Western Australia

 

 Public event
 22/08/2012
 Terrace Ballroom, Hyatt Regency Perth, 99 Adelaide Tce, Perth, WA

 Workforce/IR/HR
 Lunch (12.00pm to 2.00pm)

   

    

 
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EVENT OVERVIEW

Join CEDA as we analyse Western Australia's skilled migration strategies, whether they are justified, and how effective they have been in filling the State's skilled labour shortages.

WA's skills shortage is expected to reach 150,000 by 2017, rising to 488,500 over the next 10 years. This labour shortage is a genuine threat to some of the State's major mining projects, and has ignited new and reformed migration policies at both a State and Federal level.

This has included:

  • The reclassifying of all WA (including Perth) as 'regional' for the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme;
  • Increased levels and concentration of Business Skills Migration program and Temporary Business 457 Visas; and 
  • A new scheme called Enterprise Migration Agreements (EMAs).

Since Roy Hill was granted the first EMA to sponsor up to 1715 temporary skilled migrants for the three-year construction phase of their major iron ore mining project, debate has escalated. Thousands of unionists argue that the Federal Government should legislate an 'Australia First' policy.

So the question remains: are foreign workers truly needed, or are they depriving Australians of jobs? Is it short-term thinking or is increased migration a necessary inflow for Australia?

MEET THE SPEAKERS

Barry Fitzgerald, Chief Executive Officer, Roy Hill

Simon Walker, Executive Director Policy, Planning and Innovation, Department of Training and Workforce Development

Glen Dival, Manager - Migration Services, Chamber of Commerce & Industry - Western Australia

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