The much reduced Western Australia Skilled Migration Occupations List (the WASMOL) now contains only a dozen or so occupations, all of which are in the medical and health professions:
253111 General Practitioner
253521 Vascular Surgeon
253913 Obstetrician and Gynaecologist
253918 Radiation Oncologist
254413 Registered Nurse (Child and Family Health)
254414 Registered Nurse (Community Health)
254415 Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency)
254422 Registered Nurse (Mental Health)
254423 Registered Nurse (Perioperative)
Applicants are required to provide evidence of a minimum one year full-time employment contract for all occupations on the WASMOL.
Clearly WA now has so many skilled workers available to fill skilled positions assistance from overseas is no longer needed.
Time will tell whether the WA stance is a correct one, and is one that will be repeated across the other States and Territories of Australia.