15 October Review of the skilled migration occupation lists commenced 4 September 2019 October 15, 2019 By Accommodation Association General Skilled migration 0 The next update to Australia’s skilled migration occupation lists is scheduled to be announced in March 2020. The Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business has now commenced its review of the lists and has begun public consultation. A Traffic Light Bulletin will be published in December, outlining proposed changes in occupations on the list. Submissions will close in February 2020. More information on the review process can be found at https://www.employment.gov.au/SkilledMigrationList We will be consulting with members on the development of our response. Related Articles National Skilled Migration Program Survey The Federal Government has commenced a review of the Skilled Migration program settings. Victorian Regional Review Consultation Process finalised The Regional Tourism Review in Victoria was announced in March 2019 by Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula and Minister for Regional Development Jaclyn Symes to explore opportunities to encourage visitor growth in the competitive tourism market. WAGES TO INCREASE FROM 1 JULY 2019 The wage increase is 3% of the base rate for each wage level, to apply only to the pays for the first full pay period on or after 1 July 2019 Advocacy 2021 Year in Review The Accommodation Association has been crucial in securing programs to support hotels during the 2021 lockdowns by proactively and persistently advocating for financial support to hoteliers and the tourism industry as a whole. Further input requested on the proposed STRA Regulatory Framework for NSW Following two government inquiries, on 5 June 2018, the Minister for Planning and the Minister for Better Regulation and Innovation announced a whole-of-government framework for STRA in New South Wales. TRA releases National Visitor Survey On the 21 January 2020, Tourism Research Australia released the results of the domestic travel survey for the period to year ending September 2019. Showing 0 Comment Comments are closed.