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Submission to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee on Migration Amendment (Offshore Resources Activity) Bill 2013

The Business Council of Australia has made a submission to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee on Migration Amendment (Offshore Resources Activity) Bill 2013.

The BCA opposes this Bill and we are asking all parliamentarians to reject the Bill because:

  • No details have been provided of what conditions are to be included in the ‘specially designed visa’, nor what specific offshore resources activities would be regulated in the expanded migration zone.
  • No hard evidence of employment and security problems with the current legislative framework are provided.
  • Increasing regulatory costs on industries that underpin Australia’s growth risks leading to the loss of more Australian jobs than the regulations seek to protect.

Access the Business Council of Australia Submission to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee on Migration Amendment (Offshore Resources Activity) Bill 2013 here.