Immigration

Bar set too high for new work visas, says industry

Jem Traylen
Wed, 20 Apr 2022

Bar set too high for new work visas, says industry
Sectors such as hospitality and aged care say the new visa requirement will worsen an existing workforce crisis (Image: Getty Images)
Jem Traylen
Wed, 20 Apr 2022
Sectors including hospitality and aged care are voicing grave concerns over a new work visa rule which will require migrant workers to be paid at least the median wage.They say they are already experiencing a workforce crisis and want the government to create a transition plan for the new immigration settings.From July 4, most work visas will be replaced by the accredited employer work visa (AEWV) which will require applicants to be paid at or above the median wage of $27.76 per hour, almost 31% more than the minimum wage which of $21.20. On a...

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