Amendment to Mutual Recognition Act will free up labour mobility

first_imgAmendment to Mutual Recognition Act will free up labour mobility The national employer association Ai Group welcomes the federal government’s changes to the Mutual Recognition Act designed to reduce red tape for skilled workers.The amendment to the Act passed by the Senate this week allows for the automatic registration of occupations across Australian state borders.Ai Group Chief Executive, Innes Willox, said “For far too long workers who wished to work across state borders had to navigate complex and overly bureaucratic occupational licensing regimes.“Too often an individual has had to apply for an additional licence to undertake identical work, merely because a border has been crossed.“Never before has it been so important for us to free up labour mobility with automatic mutual recognition of occupational licences.“With closed borders and restrictions on skilled migration, employers are struggling to find the right skills to get things done.“This has the potential to impact all types of work, from major infrastructure projects to local production.“Enabling skilled workers to move around is ultimately good for both the worker and the economy.“It is essential that all jurisdictions to get behind this important legislation,” Mr Willox said. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Ai Group, AiGroup, amendment, Australian, Australian Industry Group, Border, Economy, federal government, Government, Impact, infrastructure, legislation, licence, migration, mobility, production, red tape, Senatelast_img read more

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