05 November 2008
Australian business leaders urge no cuts to immigration
Australian Immigration Minister Chris Evans was urged by some of Australia's biggest businesses not to make cuts to immigration. Evans met some of the biggest names in Australian business in Perth, including representatives from Rio Tinto, Chevron, BHP Billiton and Woodside.
Many business leaders in Australia have expressed concern that Evans may cut the record levels of Australian immigration and visa grants in response to the deepening economic crisis. Businesses, especially industrial and mining giants in Western Australia, have become increasingly dependent on skilled workers from abroad in order to meet labour shortages.
Despite previous remarks to a Senate committee where he anticipated cuts to immigration levels, Evans has made it clear that no decision has been yet made.
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Article by Editorial Staff, Australian Visa Bureau.