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Australian Financial Review

Crossbenchers have urged the government to fast-track migration as well as measures to make it easier for women to re-enter the workforce, as a means of tackling Australia’s skills crisis.

Independent MPs Zoe Daniel, Zali Steggall, Dai Le, Helen Haines, Rebekha Sharkie and Kylea Tink have all expressed an interest in attending Labor’s jobs summit in September while others including Andrew Wilkie, Dr Sophie Scamps and Greens leader Adam Bandt said the parliamentary crossbench should be represented.

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