Low-skilled immigrants with a basic grasp of English will be allowed to move to Australia – but there’s a catch
- New migration deal for semi-skilled foreigners to move permanently to Australia
- Agreement aims to fill skills shortages and boost Northern Territory population
- The criteria for skills, language and income of migrant workers will be lowered
A new migration deal will allow foreigners with basic farm or hospitality skills to move permanently to Australia on a work visa, even if they don’t speak English fluently. Workers from 117 fields will be eligible to move to the Northern Territory to fill skills shortages and boost the state’s population. Under the five-year Designated Area Migration Agreement (DAMA) the criteria for skills, language and income for migrant workers eligible to move to Australia will be lowered.
‘Every Territorian benefits when we attract more people to the Territory,’ she said.