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Ministerial Advisory Council on Skilled Migration

Home Affairs
Ministerial Advisory Council on Skilled Migration Overview The Ministerial Advisory Council on Skilled Migration (MACSM) is a tripartite body, comprising of industry, unions, State and Territory government representatives and any other members nominated by the Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs. MACSM provides advice to the Minister on Australia’s temporary and permanent skilled migration programs and associated matters. Terms of Reference MACSM advises the Minister on: • policy settings to optimise the contribution of skilled migration to Australia’s economy, including in regional Australia, and in attracting the best and the brightest • the size and composition of Australia’s temporary and permanent skilled migration programs • skill shortages in the labour market which cannot be met from the domestic labour force and domestic training and education programs • opportunities to reduce regulatory burdens and costs on Australian businesses seeking to access visa programs to fill genuine skilled vacancies • policies to ensure that Australian workers are afforded priority in the labour market • the role of State and Territory governments in skilled and business migration • the adequacy of regulatory powers of the Department of Home Affairs to ensure integrity and detect and prevent practices which are inconsistent with the intent of the programs • strategies to ensure Australia’s migration programs contribute to Australia’s security, prosperity and economic recovery post COVID-19. The Department of Home Affairs provides secretariat support to MACSM.

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