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Regional Development Australia - Northern Inland
Due to ongoing skills shortages in our region and the lack of suitable existing visa programs to assist employers with their labour needs, a Designated Area Migration Agreement (DAMA) is being proposed by RDA-NI to the Department of Home Affairs.

A DAMA is similar to a Labour Agreement that a large employer might have with Home Affairs, in order to have concessions or reduced requirements for existing visa programs. We anticipate that a DAMA would provide employers who have not been able to source the skilled labour they need with another option for doing so.

As our region’s employers work to recover from drought, bushfires and Covid-19, practical options to meet their growth needs are important. Our regional proposal needs to be supported by data and for that, we need your input through this survey.

We have kept the survey as short as possible while also collating the data that is required by Home Affairs. The survey takes only 10 minutes to complete and we appreciate you taking the time to answer the questions provided. All responses will be kept anonymous, with all data being used in aggregate.

If you have any questions about this survey or what a DAMA would mean for the region, you can contact our Senior Skilled Migration Officer, Gary Fry on 02 6771 0700 or at
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