A designated area migration agreement (DAMA) provides flexibility for states, territories or regions to respond to their unique economic and labour market conditions through an agreement-based framework. Under the DAMA framework, employers in areas experiencing skills and labour shortages can sponsor skilled and semi-skilled overseas workers. DAMAs are designed to ensure employers recruit Australians as a first priority and prioritise initiatives and strategies to facilitate the recruitment and retention of Australian workers. For further information on DAMAs, contact us today.
The Department of Home Affairs and the Cairns Chamber of Commerce will be hosting information sessions on the FNQ DAMA late June 2019. Further details on these sessions will be released at a later date.