Lobby leaders back talent brain-gain

The feds announce launch fast-track immigration for the super-skilled backed by peak uni bodies

The Global Talent Programme is a fast track to permanent residency for aspiring immigrants with skills in ag tech, fin tech, med tech, cyber security, energy and mining, space science and advanced manufacturing, and quantum information/advanced digital/ data science and ICT.

And a good thing too, according Universities Australia, which sees the scheme as a source of research talent, “it complements (universities) efforts to recruit the best minds globally.”

Vicki Thomson from the Group of Eight welcomes the scheme to expand capacity in the eight specified areas, “the reality is that our skill base is too small to take full advantage of these opportunities. …  It is critical that we keep supplementing our domestic knowledge base with the best and brightest from overseas. “


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