Hello - This is the first post on the Skilled Migration Blog. My name is Peter Speldewinde and I am the Assistant Secretary of the Labour Market Branch within the Department of Immigration and Citizenship.
The Skilled Migration Blog has been introduced to share with a wider audience the benefits and challenges of skilled migration in Australia. We hope to use the blog to spread understanding of skilled migration and create a more informed environment for policy development and program implementation. We’ll be aiming to start with one post a week with the possibility of ramping it up in the future.
Skilled migration can be a controversial subject. We acknowledge this, however this blog is not about courting controversy. It is about sharing information and data, flagging potential change and communicating with a diverse audience.