Wednesday, 05 July 2017 14:30

MYOB minds govt business and welcomes 457 visa changes, too

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Don’t mind me, I’m just reporting on MYOB’s welcoming of the Australian Government’s 457 visa changes, in line with AIIA’s comments.

It’s not just the AIIA that has seen fit to welcome the 457 visa changes for ICT specialist positions, now we have MYOB also making welcoming overtures.

The accounting software company states that it has today “welcomed this change, congratulating the government on listening to the technology sector’s concerns".

Tim Reed, chief executive of MYOB, decided not to mind his own business, and instead, make a public statement, which is as follows:

“We congratulate the government on listening to the technology sector’s concerns around 457 visa policy change, and acting to reinstate a variety of job titles to the eligibility list.

“The skills shortage in the software engineering space is a reality for our country, however these changes will help to ensure world-class, experienced talent is readily available to train and develop our future talent.

“It will also mean our technology ecosystem can grow – incentivising Australian-based companies to remain onshore as well as attracting technology expansion into our market and therefore stimulating future economic growth.

“While there’s more to be done in the skills area, this change of policy is an important step in the government aligning with the Australian technology industry’s vision to maintain and grow our market’s capability and prosperity in this space.”

As you might have imagined, it’s not just a welcoming of the policy change that MYOB has in mind, but there’s also a suggestion for more action.

Reed said: “We now call on the government to consider whether the $1800 training fee is going to be more effective than increasing the commitment ICT firms make to investing in internal training, as we believe the ICT skills gap in the Australian workforce is far more likely to be closed through the latter than the former, leading to more jobs for more Australians.”

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