Question 53. A skilled migration visa under the Migration Regulations 1994 (Cth) may only be obtained if the applicant is under 50 years of age. Should the age limit be increased?
Question 54. In order to obtain a range of visas under the General Skilled Migration category, applicants must obtain a pass mark in a ‘points test’ where points are allocated according to age, with no points for those aged 45 and over. Should this be amended, and if so, how?
Question 55. An applicant over 50 years of age may not apply for a permanent employer-sponsored visa under the Migration Regulations 1994 (Cth) from 1 July 2012 unless they are an ‘exempt person’.
(a) Should the age limit be increased?
(b) What considerations should be taken into account in determining whether a person should be eligible for an age exemption?