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Gillard backs Australians to fill skills shortage

Posted by jacobo 1109 days ago Australia
http://www.abc.net.au —

Prime Minister Julia Gillard says the Government will not fill the skills shortage with immigration if there are Australian workers who can be trained or relocated to fill employment demand.

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Seven illegal workers discovered in Perth house

Posted by jacobo 1110 days ago Australia
http://www.smh.com.au —

Seven illegal workers discoverd in a Perth home have been sent to an immigration detention centre to be deported.

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Merit, not quantity, is the go

Posted by jaypee 1111 days ago Australia
http://www.theaustralian.com.au —

Authorities should be ready to step in if universities go overboard with overseas student recruitment, the government's adviser on student visas, Michael Knight, has warned.

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Perth cafe receives record fine for underpayment

Posted by jacobo 1117 days ago Australia
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Two companies and two directors associated with a Perth café have been fined a record $28,000 after three Chinese workers were not paid for months at a time.

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China crisis averted by student visa changes

Posted by jaypee 1118 days ago Australia
http://www.theaustralian.com.au —

Forecasts for international students in China opting to study in Australia are continuing to look grim in the short term. But last week's visa changes announced by the government will help limit the damage in the face of fierce competition from North America.

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Doors to open to semi-skilled migrants?

Posted by jacobo 1118 days ago Australia
http://www.embraceaustralia.com —

Under guidelines published earlier this year, Australian employers may soon be able to import semi-skilled workers from other countries, provided they cannot fill the job from the Australian workforce.

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Hard times in Australia for NZ underclass

Posted by jaypee 1119 days ago Australia
http://www.radionz.co.nz —

The Australian government is worried about a growing number of New Zealanders experiencing hardship in Australia due to immigration changes.

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MUA says more illegal workers to come

Posted by jacobo 1120 days ago Australia
http://news.ninemsn.com.au —

The Maritime Union Of Australia (MUA) says it may expose hundreds more illegal foreign workers employed by contractors after up to 15 people were stood down on Chevron's massive Gorgon gas project.

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