AUSTRALIAN IMMIGRATION NEWS
New Advisory Council on Australian Skilled Migration
Tuesday, 3 July 2012
According to a recent announcement from the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship Chris Bowen MP, the new Ministerial Advisory Council on Skilled Migration (MACSM) will provide the Government with expert advice on the role of skilled migration in the Australian economy.
The Minister indicated that Australian skilled migration plays a valuable role in addressing current and future skill shortages, as well as lessening the impact of Australia's ageing population.
As a result, the new ministerial advisory council is expected to provide the government with independent advice to help develop Australian migration policies and programs.
Mr Michael Easson AM was appointed to the chair of the 18-member council drawing from a wide range of backgrounds, experience and professional expertise.
"Mr Easson brings substantial experience to the council from his work as the executive chair of the EG Property Group, business consultant at Allens Arthur Robinson, deputy chair of ACT Electricity and Water Corporation, director of Macquarie Infrastructure Investment Management and Metro Transport, independent director of ING Management, and former vice president of the Australian Council of Trade Unions," the Minister said.
The other members of the new council include:
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Hanna Eliasson | Migration Expert Australia