Date: 10 Dec 2018
New regional migration agreements for the Northern Territory and south-west Victoria will lower the criteria for skills, language and income for migrant workers.
And they will provide a pathway to permanent residency to these workers that previously did not exist.
However the Government is demanding migrants commit to living in these regions for at least three years before a permanent residency pathway is available.
Minister for Immigration David Coleman said the Government was improving the immigration program to better match the needs of specific locations.