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Migration reform package an important step for Australia

Modernisation of system critical to addressing tech skills shortage, says ACS

11 December 2023


ACS, the professional association for Australia’s technology sector, says the Migration Strategy released today is an important step in modernising the skilled migration system to address the nation’s chronic technology skills shortage.


“The plan’s aims of reshaping permanent skilled migration to drive long-term prosperity while targeting temporary skilled migration to address workforce shortage areas reflect ASC’s long-term position on the need to develop Australia’s technology skills base,” said ACS Chief Executive, Chris Vein.


“Similarly, the commitments to develop a Skills In Demand visa category along with Specialist and Core Skills Pathways are welcome moves to make Australia a more attractive destination for global talent.


“The overhaul of the Points Test along with strengthened requirements on international education providers and better support for foreign graduates as improving the outcomes for migrants and students are measures ACS strongly support.


“We look forward to working with the government, the Department of Home Affairs, and Jobs and Skills Australia to ensure the migration system meets the needs of society and wider society.”




Further information

Troy Steer

Director of Corporate Affairs and Public Policy

M – 0417 173 740

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About ACS

ACS is the voice of Australia’s technology sector, representing over 47,000 technology professionals across all industries and across the nation.


Our members work in industry, education, government, and the community delivering the digital services that drive the nation and provide the high-skilled jobs of today and tomorrow.


ACS works to grow the technology sector while making sure IT professionals act ethically, responsibly, and in keeping with the best interests of not only their employers, but the wider community.


Through our network of branches in every state and Territory, our innovation labs, education programs and our history of over fifty years, ACS works to help all Australians be part of the nation’s highest growth sector. Visit for more information.