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QTIC's Submission on Managing Australia's Migrant Intake

The Queensland Tourism Industry Council (QTIC) welcomes the opportunity to respond to the Department of Home Affairs’ consultation paper on Managing Australia’s Migrant Intake. As the peak body for tourism, QTIC supports initiatives to review the efficiencies of the visa system to drive growth in visitation and skilled migration across Australia.
Based on discussion outlined in this submission, the following recommendations are made:
 
  • Review of ANZSCO list to include new occupations and changing roles of existing occupations.
  • Provide opportunity for temporary to permeant skilled migration.
  • Maintain level number of available Migrant Program places, but review number of places in accordance with industry growth predictions and population increases.
  • Include visitation numbers in growth forecasts to ensure demand is appropriately determined.