Albo pivots to low-paid slave visas


Jobs & Skills Australia (JSA) has been asked for advice on what professions and jobs should be included in a new three-tier skills visa scheme, including one for lower-paid essential workers.

With JSA being the government agency that assesses workforce needs, acting commissioner David Turvey says foreign agricultural labourers could be included in the proposed visa for lower-paid workers, alongside aged care and child care.

David Turvey “predicted that industries with high attrition rates due to low pay, such as childcare and aged care, would continue to struggle to find staff”, The Australian reports.

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Leith van Onselen is Chief Economist at the MB Fund and MB Super. He is also a co-founder of MacroBusiness. Leith has previously worked at the Australian Treasury, Victorian Treasury and Goldman Sachs.