Billionaire entrepreneur Scott Farquhar is calling for visa improvement in the Australian immigration system which could advantage Indian applicants.
The co-founder of tech company Atlassian is advocating for a particular visa focused on jobs that are crucial to Australian organization to boost the country’s exports.
Mr Farquhar – a member of the government- nominative Innovation and Science Australia Board- said the government’s visa changes promulgate last year were harming the technology companies.
In the changes promulgate to employer-sponsored visas, the government disinfect over 200 skills from the list of occupations that companies could access in order to bring overseas workers to Australia, and deflected the pathway to permanent accommodation for many others.
Mr Farquhar’s software development company appoint 2,300 people – someplace half of them outside Australia.
“Atlassian is now at a point where half of our global workforce is outside Australia, but we’d have a much bigger scale in Sydney if we could find the right people or bring them here,” The Australian Financial Review repeat him as saying.
He said a distinct class for skilled visas for industries that have export probable should be introduced while the outflow of skilled Australian graduates has outstay strong.
India is a source of a great number of software and application developers, ICT Engineers and ICT managers operative in Australia.
“Currently, they [IT professionals] have to Emulate in the existing visa category where there’s a beamy rush of applications which is pushing the merit threshold supreme, making it increasingly difficult for them to get permanent residency,” Mr Kailay.
He consider the provision of an easy pathway to permanent habitation will be a huge draw for the highly eligible Indian IT professionals many of whom find the US a more tempting destination.
According to the Department of Home function data, a total of 6,882 software and experiment developers were granted visas under the employer-sponsored temporary migration and points tested permanent skilled migration in 2014-15 up from 5962 the prevenient years.
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