Pilot shortage: Australia to relax visa laws to attract foreign flyers

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Regional Aviation Association says immigration minister Peter Dutton’s office has confirmed the change

Foreign pilots will once again be allowed into Australia on working visas to help address a shortage that threatens to ground planes and cancel flights.

The occupations eligible for foreign worker visas were slashed during a government shake-up in April but from next month pilots will once again be granted access after concerns about the national shortage.

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