The Business Council of Australia has made a submission to the Productivity Commission’s study into geographic labour mobility.
The BCA recommends the following government actions to reduce the costs of relocating people to where the new jobs are:
- a national trade licensing system that has no extra competency requirements if licence holders move interstate
- removing restrictions in enterprise agreements on labour hire arrangements
- removing the new reporting requirements for temporary employer-sponsored visas
- removing or lowering stamp duties and impediments to the timely release of land for housing.