04 June 2008
Queensland’s call for highly skilled migrants
The Australian government has started a promotional tour around the UK this week, in an attempt to boost Australian immigration numbers.
The Queensland, South Australian, Victorian, and Western Australian governments will be working together to provide Australian immigration information to skilled workers around the UK. The tour, which started in Glasgow earlier this week, is also an opportunity for the governments to promote the unique benefits and opportunities available within each state.
Desley Boyle, the Queensland Minister for Tourism, Regional Development, and Industry, spearheaded the tour. She claims, “The fact is Queensland has the strongest economic growth of all Australian states, our industries are going gang-busters, and we are fairing very well in comparison to the other states, amid the global credit crunch.”
She also added the Queensland government, in partnership with Tourism Queensland, has committed itself to improving the working holiday visa conditions, and creating an additional 11,000 jobs over the next decade. “On top of that, I'd say that we have a great climate, the most dynamic and innovative industries and the largest infrastructure investment of any state… My message to these future Australians on behalf of all the States is simple, come and see Australia with your own eyes - you'll fall in love, like we what have, and you simply won't be able to resist our fantastic employment and lifestyle opportunities.”