Australian businesses and startups to benefit from visa scheme
Trial visa scheme designed to lure highly skilled foreigners to Australia will be made permanent after a 12-month pilot.
- Established businesses with a turnover of $4 million can apply for up to 20 visas for foreign workers annually, while start-ups in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics field can apply for five.
- Fewer than 30 of these visas have been issued under the pilot scheme
- The visas have been useful for companies seeking specific skills such as quantum engineering, rocket science and artificial engineering.