Skilled migration inquiry to focus on business

The Joint Standing Committee on Migration will today hold a public hearing with the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry for the inquiry into Australia’s skilled migration program.

Committee Chair Julian Leeser MP said that “Understanding the needs of business will be vital to adjusting Australia’s skilled migration program to meet their needs in a post-COVID world.”

“Much has changed since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic forced the closure of Australia’s international borders, and it is important that the Committee seeks to understand the evolving needs of the business community.”

The Committee is still accepting submissions for this inquiry. Submissions responding to terms of reference 1(a) and 2 will be accepted until 1 March 2021, while submissions addressing the remaining terms of reference will be accepted until 31 March 2021.

More details on the inquiry are available on the Committee website.

Public hearing details

Date: Wednesday 24 February 2021

Time: 10.00 am to 11.00 am

Location: Parliament House, Canberra

The hearing will be broadcast live at

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