Changes to the temporary skilled migration program announced today are welcomed by Master Builders Australia.

“Providing Australians with jobs, and training our young people for rewarding careers, is always our first priority,” Denita Wawn, CEO of Master Builders Australia said.

“However access to foreign workers to fill immediate skills gaps on projects where locals cannot or will not meet demand for skilled labour is important to the productivity of the building and construction industry,” she said.

“We look forward to working with the Government to ensure that the Temporary Skill Shortage Visa is responsive and flexible to our industry’s needs,” Denita Wawn said.

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