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Skilled migration inquiry hearings across Victoria

Issue date: Wednesday, 21 April 2021

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The Joint Standing Committee on Migration will hold a series of public hearings in Melbourne, Albury and Shepparton from 21–23 April 2021.

The Committee has planned a busy program of public hearings and site inspections to investigate in more depth the challenges facing businesses and organisations who need to find and hire skilled migrants to fill job vacancies.

‘The Committee is looking forward to hearing from groups such as EY and CEDA who have considered this issue in detail, as well as exploring the practical difficulties faced by Australian business owners who have experienced navigating the skilled migration program,’ Mr Leeser said.

‘Businesses such as those the Committee will visit in regional NSW and Victoria have been vocal in their concerns about how hard it can be to fill jobs. Speaking directly to these businesses will give the Committee a valuable perspective on these issues.’

More details on the inquiry and the hearing program are available on the Committee website.

Public hearing details


Date: Wednesday, 21 April 2021
Time: 9.00 am to 3.30 pm
Location: DoubleTree by Hilton, Flinders Street, Melbourne


Date: Thursday, 22 April 2021
Time: 1.30 pm to 3.30 pm
Location: Mantra Albury Hotel, 524 Smollett Street, Albury


Date: Friday, 23 April 2021
Time: 12.30 pm to 3.00 pm
Location: Parklake, 481 Wyndham Street, Shepparton

The hearing will be broadcast live at

Media enquiries

Annie Phillips
0411 860 078

For background information

Committee Secretariat
02 6277 4560

For more information about this Committee, you can visit its website. On the site, you can make a submission to an inquiry, read other submissions, and get details for upcoming public hearings. You can also track the Committee and receive email updates by clicking on the blue ‘Track Committee’ button in the bottom right hand corner of the page.

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