“Recent proposals to make changes to the ‘457’ skilled working visa will not address the bigger problem of how to fill the shortage of skilled trades people available to build new homes and apartments,” said HIA Managing Director, Graham Wolfe.
“Ai Group welcomes the ALP’s Plan for Skills, TAFE and Apprentices. This plan squarely focusses on strengthening the skills and training system, with a special emphasis on apprenticeships,” Ai Group Chief Executive, Innes Willox, said.
“Master Builders welcomes Labor’s commitment to help train 150,000 extra apprenticeships in areas of skill shortage (as is the case in building and construction) and 10,000 young Australians to do a pre-apprenticeship program but seeks more of a focus and investment in not for profit…
A report released by the Housing Industry Association shows that the majority of Australian voters do not understand Labor’s proposed changes to capital gains tax and negative gearing. It also shows that the majority of people want a proper review before any changes take place.
The new Priority Start Policy meets the WA Government’s Plan for Jobs commitment to increase the number of apprentices and trainees on State Government building, construction and maintenance contracts.