Category Archives: Economy

New Zealand looks eager to fill skills shortages, open-up to migrants  

Would-be migrants wishing to fill skills shortages in the regions may get a helping hand from the Government to move to New Zealand, the new Kiwi Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway has indicated. Regionalising skilled migration is one of the new minister’s top priorities. He has also indicated that the new income threshold introduced by National…
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More than half of WA skilled migrants in low-skilled jobs: Research

A Curtin University research released on Tuesday reveals that more than half of WA's skilled migrant workforce is working lower-skilled jobs than before they migrated to Australia. The Minimising Skills Wastage: Maximising the Health of Skilled Migrant Groups report highlights the long-term effects of this downward career move on the mental health and wellbeing of…
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Australia and Pakistan extend their partnership on skills training

Australia is playing a key role in assisting Pakistan to enhance its capacity in technical and vocational education and training (TVET), with high-level meetings over recent weeks. A delegation from the Queensland University of Technology is visiting Islamabad to provide training for Pakistani TVET professionals, following a recent three-week course in Australia to develop Pakistan’s…
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Number of 457 visas on the rise in Canberra

The number of people living in Canberra on subclass 457 visas is on the rise, despite the federal government announcing it would scrap the scheme. The Department of Immigration figures suggests that ACT residents who are recipients of the foreign worker visa reached a two-year high in the past financial year. In 2016-17 there were…
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Melbourne may become bigger than Sydney

Though the Australian Bureau of Statistics had predicted 20 years ago that Victoria will become the second largest state of the country; it is according to recent estimates that Melbourne is likely to become the biggest city knocking Sydney to second place. The bureau's latest estimates put the population of Greater Sydney at just over…
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Skills funding projects close to finalisation

The federal government's $3 billion Skilling Australians Fund is getting close to finalising projects that will be given the green light, according to the Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills Karen Andrews. Ms Andrews told the National Apprentice Employment Conference that discussions were well underway with the states, at both a ministerial and official…
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