June at Nomos
June saw some significant changes! Here are the month’s highlights from Nomos:
- Federal Treasurer, Josh Frydenberg, released the 2021 Intergenerational Report which attempts to forecast the economy as well as the Government’s budget over the next 40 years. Unsurprisingly, this IGR has found that the pandemic has exacerbated many of the challenges Australia already faces, including our ageing population. Mr Frydenberg has emphasised the need for “a well-targeted and sustainable skilled migration program” as a means to improved productivity and economic prosperity, which we certainly agree with.
- The Department of Home Affairs, in its ongoing response to COVID-19 and the economic impact it has had on Australia, added no fewer than 22 occupations to the Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List (PMSOL), bringing the total number of listed occupations to 41. The new occupations listed can be found on our blog post from earlier this month. This was welcome news for many of our clients, some of whom have already seen the effects of this update.
- Just prior to the lockdown, our Office Manager Jake Leo participated in a charity golf day for the Black Dog Institute to raise funds and awareness for men’s mental health and suicide prevention throughout Australia. Operating since 1985, the Black Dog Institute (then operating as the ‘Mood Disorders Unit’ at Prince Henry Hospital) has partnered with a number of prestigious organisations over the years in the pursuit of bringing about change in the mental health space. Nomos is proud to have supported such a worthwhile cause, particularly now as the effects of COVID-19 on mental health are becoming clearer.
That’s the Nomos wrap-up for June. See you next month!