Ahead of the federal government’s Jobs and Skills Summit, CEDA is calling for immediate reforms to the migration system. This discussion paper outlines proposed improvements to the skilled migration system in the immediate term, complemented by substantial reform in the longer term.
This document provides key messaging for participants at the 2022 Jobs and Skills Summit on how refugee and humanitarian entrants can and do contribute to meeting Australia’s current and future challenges.
In this policy paper, released ahead of the Jobs and Skills Summit, the Business Council of Australia identifies the critical resets needed on skills and migration to lock in a stronger economy and better wages.
This paper updates the workforce projections of CEDA’s 'Duty of care' report, released in August 2021, based on the latest information and industry consultation. It finds that filling the growing shortfall in the aged care workforce is a task that is escalating each day.
The COVID crisis highlights how important migrant workers are to the Australian economy, yet the role migrants play in the jobs market is poorly understood. This guidebook seeks to fill that knowledge gap so policy-makers can reform the system to supercharge the economic benefits of...
A summary of policy papers Ai Group has released in the lead-up to the 2022 federal election. They reflect the policy priorities of their members and support Ai Group’s ambition for thriving industries and a prosperous community.
This report highlights how the current temporary skilled migration program in Australia is unpopular with the public, squanders many of the potential benefits of temporary skilled migration, and enables unscrupulous employers to exploit workers.
This report shows the existence of pay inequality in New Zealand between those migrants born in Asia and other developing regions, compared with migrants from Europe, South Africa and the United States.
In gathering evidence for this final report, the Committee considered skilled migration in the context of the other levers available to government. It became apparent that greater coordination of effort across the Commonwealth and across jurisdictions is needed to identify labour shortages and formulate the...
Before COVID-19, Australia was one of the world’s most open countries for migration. However, recent travel restrictions have brought migration to a standstill. This report shows how Australia’s permanent skilled migration program should change when borders are reopened.
The recommendations in this report could help ensure that permanent skilled migration can satisfy the skills needs of the Australian economy. This will help make the system work better for both employers and skilled migrants, with flow on benefits for the broader Australian community.
COVID-19 has had a significant effect on Australia’s workforce. This interim report makes recommendations specifically to deal with the economic effects of the pandemic.
This report investigates how migration can help frontier firms stay at the top of the class and how immigration settings, more generally, might have been holding firms back. It looks at how changes in migration policy could influence firms in New Zealand to make greater...
This paper aims to set out some of the key challenges around the labour and skills needs of the low-carbon transition, and explores opportunities where migrant workers can help meet gaps and support societies in their low-carbon transition. It aims to stimulate further debate by...
This working paper reviews existing practice and proposes a typology to identify the different types of programmatic and policy intervention that can maximise migration’s socioeconomic benefits – described here as ‘productive migration’ interventions.
Temporary migration has grown in Australia considerably since the turn of the century. There are now over 2.4 million individuals in Australia living or working on temporary visas, fundamentally shaping Australian society and the Australian economy. This report outlines the nature of temporary migration in...