As per a report, Australian businesses do not support Labour Market Testing (LMT) by the recruiters/firms which wish to hire skilled labour from overseas for jobs even as trade unions believe that the same will only increase undesirable level of requirements & red-tape.
The subject of the LMT has been pretty controversial over the years, being reinstated only to be done away with and then considered yet again by different administrations. At the present, the concerned body, namely, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, has reportedly stated that the same should be brought to an end forever.
In a report presented to the Productivity Commission, the chamber asserts that false drives around the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement & the temporary skilled migration scheme have created the notion that trained migrants from abroad snatch Australian jobs; however, there is no evidence to support the assertion.
The same approves quite a few proposals and puts forward some improvements ahead of the last Productivity Commission report. A key recommendation is that administrations and stakeholders would do well to do more to give the details related to the various advantages of skilled movement, or risk having unhelpful union drives weaken public backing.
As per a concerned person, skilled movement provides massive social and economic advantages to Down Under, even as the same has been fittingly recognized through a proof based plan by the Productivity Commission.
He added that the Commission fully understands that qualified aliens should be a major part of the total yearly share of permanent migration.
It would be better if the Productivity Commission goes a step further, via advocating that administrations and stakeholders join hands and work jointly, on a communications plan, to not only elucidate the gains of migration nut discredit the widespread misconceptions that migrants lessen the figure of jobs to be had for the nationals of Oz.
He further stated that overseas movement–both permanent & temporary skilled—ushers-in rich social & economic dividends, and is in the overall interest of the nation. Several skilled employees, on 457 Temporary Work Permits, eventually become permanent trained migrants under the independent skilled & employer nomination classes.
He continued that one should welcome the highly useful and beneficial contribution of the migrant labor force, for adding skills to the national economy, and helping in training the manpower of Australia. Courtesy their unique demographics, qualified migrants naturally also make useful and lasting economic contributions to the nation, via their utilization of goods and services and their payment of taxes, in the process, overshadowing the gains they get over their life span.
Australian Chamber’s director of employment, education and training, reportedly has urged for an updated review and examination of the contribution of the working holiday makers, given the last detailed study is over six years old.
It is also recommended the Federal Administration considerably perks-up its labour market analysis and labor force planning, in the backdrop of the present dearth of synchronization of effort across numerous portfolios.
Allegedly, migration planning requires to be duly integrated with the general workforce development programmes. And this comprises investment from the federal, state & territory governments in vocational training and higher education.
Allegedly, the draft report gets it rather wrong when it backs LMT in the temporary skilled migration scheme, regardless of the lack of proof that this useless law does any good and attains its goal.
Requiring recruiters/firms to test the local labour market, prior to proffering nomination to an impermanent skilled migrant, fails to get the objective of guaranteeing that Australian manpower are proffered the chance first. The same instead is best accomplished by examining the labour market.
Significantly, the concerned body of Oz, the Business Council of Australia, has time and again, urged that LMT be stopped even as the Australian Mines and Metals Association (AMMA) has reportedly declared that resource recruiters/job-providers fully support the elimination of pointless and onerous conditions, like the LMT, for instance.