The Australian Government’s new plan for sending migrant workers to regional areas will faster processing but it will be tough on those seeking to move to different areas other than the one they had been granted visas for.
The newcomers coming to Australia under regional migration will now have to stay in the designated areas under the Federal Government’s new population plan otherwise their visas might get cancelled and at high risk of deportation.
The Federal Government last week announced a $19.4 million funding for a new congestion-busting plan that will have visas of migrants willing to settle in regional areas prioritized. However, if they plan to move from one area to another before getting permanent residency, their visas will be cancelled.
“The visa applies for work in that area. So, you can’t go and work somewhere else. It’s the visa actually linked to that specific area” said Immigration Minister David Coleman after the COAG meeting in Canberra last week.
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The minister further said that this plan would encourage migrants to move to the areas that have genuine issues of labour shortage. They say that incentives should be given to people moving into these areas. In this way a sense of responsibility might get into migrants and they would focus on building the communities for better living in the regional areas.
The current government’s problem at the moment is convincing people to go into regional communities. There are around 197,000 people on bridging visas- an increase of 38,000 in the last 12 months. If the government has those visas processed there will be more people in the regional communities.
With an enhanced focus on regional settlement of migrants Mr. Coleman said the immigration intake will come down and the federal government is discussing Designated Area Migration Agreements (DAMA) with multiple regional areas that require more labour.
“We know that in Sydney and Melbourne and southeast Queensland, there is huge population congestion and the Australian government is trying very hard to combat the population pressure by shifting migrants to regional areas.
The Australian Federal Government has recently signed a revised DAMA with the Northern Territory that provides visa holders with a pathway to apply Australia Permanent Residency Visa.
Similarly, the same agreement has also been announced for the Great South Coast region of Victoria and is currently under discussion with Orana region in NSW.
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