When FinTech Australia first launched in February 2016, it had just over 50 founding members, less than two months of runway in our bank account and a shaky concept of what the future would hold.
In a sudden announcement yesterday, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced that the Government will abolish the Subclass 457 Temporary Skilled Work visa and replace it with a new work visa that tightens controls of temporary skilled migration. The changes are aimed at improving the integrity of the visa system and “putting Australians first.”
What do these changes mean for your business, and what do you need to think about right now to respond to these changes? Read more
The Australian Government’s changes to the skilled visa policy are a disaster for Australia’s startup community, stopping small innovative firms from overcoming yawning skills shortages, an industry group said today. Read more
A new award has been created to celebrate the contribution of women to Australia’s fintech industry, amid concerns that only one in eight fintech leaders are females. Read more
Australia’s fintech industry today threw its support behind proposals to increase banking competition by making it easier for new market entrants to get bank licences and access bank-held customer financial data. Read more