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FNQ DAMA demystified

Employers can have all of their questions answered for the Far North Queensland Designated Area Migration Agreement (FNQ DAMA) thanks to online information sessions from the Cairns Chamber of Commerce.

The FNQ DAMA is a skilled migration program tailored specifically to the needs of our region.

To help demystify the FNQ program, Cairns Chamber of Commerce’s Geoff Heath will host two online information sessions for businesspeople across the region.

During the sessions, online attendees can have their questions answered and also learn more about the changes to the program that were announced in May this year.

“These changes provide Far North Queensland businesses with more certainty, while allowing the region to build the skilled labour needed to address critical skills shortages,” Mr Hawke said.

“The Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch advocated strongly for the interests of the region during this process and I commend him for his hard work in support of Queensland businesses.

“Our first priority is always to fill jobs with Australians, but DAMAs play a critical role addressing regional skills gaps and in supporting Australia’s recovery from the pandemic.”

Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the changes to the Far North Queensland DAMA would greatly assist businesses across the region.

“The changes will allow local businesses to recruit suitably qualified non-Australians across a variety of professions to further build their workforce,” Mr Entsch said.

“This is particularly important as we begin the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

“This will also greatly assist local businesses in attracting, hiring and retaining skilled workers, something that has been a struggle for businesses over the past six months.”

Tickets start from $15 for a session, with the first online session running on Friday, September 24 from 9:30-10:30am and the second running at the same time on Friday, October 1.

Click here for more information on FNQ DAMA, or click here to book your ticket.

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