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Cheaper Visas To Students Says Australia

Australia’s govt will give visa discount to students and backpackers who want to come to the country, in a offer to get them to fill a record number of job vacancies begin by the Covid-19.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison said traveller to Australia who enter on a student or working holiday visa will get a discount on their application fee, in an attempt to encourage them to fill some of the country’s serious workforce shortages.

On Wednesday Morrison said at a press conference in Canberra “My message to them is ‘Come on down. Come on down now.

Australia’s govt will give visa discount to students and backpackers who want to come to the country, in a offer to get them to fill a record number of job vacancies begin by the Covid-19.

PM Scott Morrison said visitors to Australia who enter on a student or a working holiday visa will get a discount on their application fee. Morrison said he hoped the new entry would be able to help fill some of Australia’s serious workforce shortages, specially in hospitality and agriculture.

Australia’s economy has come under rising pressure in next following months a widespread of the Omicron Covid-19 variant. Workers made to isolate as a result of catching the virus have sparked supply shortages across the country, leaving some supermarket shelves empty.

The government was expecting as many as 175,000 people would apply.
Morrison did not lay out what the discount would look like, though he said for students it would apply for the next 8weeks, while it would be 12 weeks for working holiday visa holders. The policy is estimated to cost AU$55 million (US$39.5 million) with Treasurer saying Josh Frydenberg.

Australia’s job vacancies climbed to a record high, almost 400,000 in the 3 months through November. The unemployment rate decreases to 4.6% in November after
having risen in the past two months.

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