Faster visa process for skilled migrants willing to move to regional Australia

Skilled migrants will have their Aust­ralian visa applications dealt with faster if they move to regional areas under a $19.4 million plan revealed by the Federal Government.

Department of Home Affairs officials will also travel to regional areas to help local businesses get more skilled workers.

“There are a number of regions outside Sydney, Melbourne and south-east Queensland who are calling out for skilled mig­rants,” Immigration Minister David Coleman said yesterday.

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