14 March 2008

Proposals to double Australian immigration for Western Australia revealed

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The Opposition leader in Western Australia (WA) has announced plans to double the amount of people entering the region through Australian immigration. The proposals have been suggested as a way to solve the skills and rental housing shortage currently being experienced in the area.

Liberal leader Troy Buswell said: "We envisage that the WA Growth Quota would be around 2400 - meaning that business would be allowed to recruit roughly twice the number of migrants that it can at the moment." He added that while permanent migration is important, it will not satisfy the needs of WA and the state needs more temporary skilled workers. People interested in Australian immigration can take a skilled visa online assessment to start the process.

In related news, a shortage of staff in the hotel industry is being created by a boom in the industry. The Australian Hotel Association has warned of the challenges facing businesses in Australia when trying to recruit and retain staff.

Australia needs skilled workers: Anyone applying for an Australian visa should begin by completing the Australian Visa Bureau's online Australian visa application to see if they meet the Australian visa requirements.

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