New Skilled Regional Visas (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2019 [Provisions]

October 2019

© Commonwealth of Australia 2019
ISBN: 978-1-76093-007-3

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Chapter 1—Introduction

  Conduct of the inquiry
  Structure of the report
  The new skilled regional visas
  Provisions of the bill
  Consideration by other parliamentary committees

Chapter 2—Key issues

  Provisional nature of the visas
  Definition of ‘regional’
  School fees
  Access to Medicare
  Purchasing property
  Exemptions for regional universities
  Committee view

Labor Senators minority report

  Threat to Australia’s international education reputation
  Overreliance on delegated legislation
  Definitions of Regional Australia leaving the system open to rorting
  No plan to maintain a regional workforce
  Transfer of existing exemptions for Australian universities

Australian Greens additional comments

Appendix 1—Submissions and answers to questions on notice

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