The proposed Core Skills Occupations List unnecessarily restricts temporary skilled visas to a subset of all highly-skilled, high-wage occupations.

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The list should instead include all skill level 1, 2, and 3 occupations, expanding the range of jobs eligible for employer sponsorship and boosting the pool of highly-skilled applicants for permanent skilled visas.

Trent Wiltshire

Economic Prosperity Deputy Program Director
Trent Wiltshire is the Deputy Program Director of Grattan Institute’s Economic Prosperity program. He previously worked at the Victorian Department of Treasury and Finance, as Domain Group’s economist, and at the Reserve Bank of Australia