If a Labor Government is elected in WA on 11 March 2017, they intend to significantly revise down the number of occupations on the Western Australian Skilled Migration Occupational List (WASMOL).
WA nominates workers who have suitable skills and work experience for occupations on the WASMOL. You can find the current list here: http://www.migration.wa.gov.au/services/skilled-migration-wa/occupations-in-demand
If successful in their application, the worker is granted a Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190) which allows them to live and work in Australia as a permanent resident.
According to their election campaign, the Labor Party has undertaken to decimate WASMOL. They may even remove it entirely until a review is undertaken to develop a new, much shorter, list. Due to pressure from the blue-collar unions this new and shorter list is likely to include mainly white collar professions.
Come and see us now if you think you might be eligible for a Skilled Nomination visa (subclass 190), before it’s too late!