Concessions for occupations vary and include:
Just when you thought Australia’s ‘skilled’ migration settings couldn’t get more farcical we get this.
The appallingly low $53,900 wage floor for ‘skilled’ temporary migrants is apparently too high, even though it is $32,700 below the current average full-time Australian salary of $86,600, as well as way below the median full-time wage of $68,620, both of which comprise skilled and unskilled workers.
It is also unreasonable to expect migrants to be able to speak good English, and to come to Australia at an age where they can contribute for a decent period of time before transitioning to permanent residency, retiring, and claiming health and aged care benefits.
Nor does SA need more low wage migrants when its labour underutilisation rate is running at 14.8%, with underemployment above the 1991 recession: