SYDNEY: The Australian Investment Council has welcomed the government’s
announcement today that the Global Talent – Employer Sponsored program will
“This will provide certainty for Australia’s entrepreneurs and fastest
growing companies needing to attract skilled professionals such as
engineers, technology experts and scientists from overseas to boost their
pool of talent and to grow their businesses,” said Australian Investment
Council Chief Executive, Yasser El-Ansary.
“The strength of Australia’s economy will increasingly become more
dependent on our ability to support the growth and expansion of our $30
billion unlisted business sector.
“Productivity gains and the creation of new employment opportunities will
be driven by high-growth potential Australian businesses that can attract
capital investment and strategic support from firms such as private capital
funds,” Mr El-Ansary said.
“Today’s announcement is a significant milestone towards achieving this
outcome. It is a positive step towards building long term investment in our
innovation economy and will encourage greater capital investment into
Australian businesses that have the potential to help create a more
prosperous economy in years to come.”