"The Federal Government incentives designed to attract foreign students and working holiday makers to Australia are vital for our education sector and tourist industry and also a useful contribution to helping to deliver a bigger pool of workers for businesses struggling to find labour," Innes Willox, Chief Executive of the national employer association Ai Group, said today.
"It is good to see the Government identifying incremental changes that will get the workers needed to keep our supply chains moving.
"The additional $3 million dollars to Tourism Australia could be backed up by removing restrictions on tourist arrivals to help those countless businesses in the sector that have had demand decimated by Omicron.
"Australia has been largely closed to the world for too long and we also need a major national campaign to stimulate activity and employment creation by attracting investors and business travellers," Mr Willox said.
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