Australia PR access has now been offered to skilled immigrant workers on TSS Visas and non-operational 457 Visas. This is under the changes to the DILA – Dairy Industry Labour Agreement.
Dairy farmers in South-west Victoria have welcomed the Visa changes in the Federal budget. This will enable them to obtain more skilled and permanent workforce, they added.
Changes to the Australia SOL – Skilled Occupation List was announced the Federal budget. This has opened pathways for skilled immigrants to obtain Australia PR. It will assist in solving the crisis in the Dairy industry due to a shortage of skilled workers.
Overseas workers employed through DILA must be holding either of the 2 Visas for a minimum of 3 years. They must be nominated by the same employer for the ENS – Employer Nomination Scheme Visa.
Australian Dairy Farmers the top dairy farmer group lauded the Visa changes. The organization had written last year to David Coleman the Immigration Minister and urged him to support the industry.
Terry Richardson the ADF President said that this is a wonderful result, as quoted by the ADF Farm online. We appreciate the efforts of the Minister in heeding to the industry and working with us constructively. This is to address the scarcity of skilled workers that is harming the dairy business, he added.
Richardson said that the Australia PR pathway is crucial to ensure that Dairy farmers can attract skilled overseas immigrant workers. These will overlook Australia if they can obtain PR Visa in other nations, he added.
Oonagh Kilpatrick from Koroit in Victoria said that the decision is very positive especially for larger farms. She owns 750 cows along with her husband Harper. There is a huge scarcity of skilled workers, she said. There are farmers who are looking to downsizing or exiting the industry, informed Kilpatrick.
The development has been hampered due to lack of skilled workers said, Oonagh Kilpatrick. Every single dollar that the Dairy industry generates has a multiplication factor of 4 to 5 dollars in the larger community, she said.
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