Australia to pave way for permanent residency for 3000 Pacific workers each year

Stephen Howes discusses the ‘Pacific Engagement Visa’ on ABC Pacific Beat.

He said the ballot-style system – modelled on a decades-old New Zealand scheme and designed to provide a pathway to permanent residency in Australia – will give everyone a fair go.

“You are not advantaged by having more skills, so say, a doctor, and a bus driver, they can both apply for the lottery, so that is a good protection against the risk of brain drain.”

30 May 2022

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