Ministerial Advisory Council on Skilled Migration

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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.

Further information

  • Type of Body

    G. Ministerial Councils and Related Bodies including those Established by the COAG

  • Established By / Under

    Minister

  • Paid Members?

    Yes

  • Max No. of Board/Committee Members

    19

  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?

    No, but noted in parent's annual report

  • Classification

    B. Secondary

  • Function Categorization

    Advisory Board

  • Creation Date

  • Postal Address

    6 Chan Street
    Belconnen ACT 2617
    Australia

Current board appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
Chair Elizabeth Collett 15 February 2024 30 June 2025
Member Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union AMWU 27 February 2024 30 June 2025
Member Australian Industry Group AiG 15 February 2024 30 June 2025
Member Electrical Trades Union ETU 13 February 2024 30 June 2025
Member Australian Council of Trade Unions ACTU 13 February 2024 30 June 2025
Member Australian Chamber of Commerce & Industr ACCI 13 February 2024 30 June 2025
Member Mr. David Wilden 14 February 2024 30 June 2025
Member Regional Australia Institute RAI 27 February 2024 30 June 2025
Member Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federat ANMF 13 February 2024 30 June 2025
Member Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees’ SDA 23 February 2024 30 June 2025
Member Business Council of Australia BCA 6 March 2024 30 June 2025
Member United Workers Union UWU 20 February 2024 30 June 2025
Member Committee for Economic Development of Au CEDA 21 February 2024 30 June 2025
Member Prof. Joanna Howe 13 February 2024 30 June 2025
Member Council of Small Business Organisations COSBOA 27 February 2024 30 June 2025
Member Prof. Jane McAdam 16 February 2024 30 June 2025
Member Associate Professor Chris Wright 8 February 2024 30 June 2025
Member National Farmers’ Federation NFF 14 March 2024 30 June 2025
Member Associate Professor Bassina Farbenblum 13 February 2024 30 June 2025
Member Brendan Coates 23 February 2024 30 June 2025
Member Associate Professor Anna Boucher 12 February 2024 30 June 2025
Member Australian Meat Industry Employees Union AMIEU 19 February 2024 30 June 2025
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