- Twenty-five percent of respondents have increased their skilled migration intake over the past 12 months, with Western Australia and Victoria experiencing the highest increases
- Eighty-five percent of respondents thought the global financial crisis had little or no effect on their demand for overseas workers
- Skills shortages are being felt most in Queensland and South Australia
- Four out of five believe that Australia’s ageing workforce will impact their business in the next 5 years
- More than two-thirds posses specific plans for meeting future skills shortages.
While the issues surrounding migration are complex and often confused in the public arena, KPMG aims to leverage its position as an independent consultant to business and government, encouraging disclosure of all the demographic realities associated with Australia’s future growth and prosperity.