PM Anthony Albanese said on today national cabinet meeting that he has urged Home Affairs to put people from other duties into trying to clear visa backlog

Fast-tracking targeted migration was a topic of discussion at Prime Minister Albanese’s first National Cabinet meeting today.

The visa backlog must be cleared to enable migration to be exploited to overcome skill shortages affecting the nation, according to Prime Minister Anthony Albanese.

Mr Albanese convened his first National Cabinet meeting on Friday, when state and territory leaders explicitly broached the topic of fast-tracking targeted migration with him.

The migration program is still reeling from the impact of the COVID-19 epidemic with visa backlogs putting massive burden on the Department of Home Affairs.

Some visa applicants had to wait up to 18 months before they could start working, according to the prime minister.

People from other parts of the Department of Home Affairs have been brought in to deal with the backlog and extended visa wait periods, he said.

Many international students from Pakistan are also waiting for their students visa from months and some students from more than a year.

We hope after this they will also get their visas.

If you need any guidance related to your visas or education, Contact Vision Consultants Australia.

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