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04 Feb 08

Australian immigration campaign launched in UK

Australia is launching a new campaign to try and promote Australian immigration to people in the UK, which will feature slogans such as "Screw Staines, hello Adelaide". The aggressive campaign will also feature phrases such "Sod London house prices" as the Australian government aims to promote Australian immigration in order to solve skills shortages.
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01 Feb 08

More students 'choosing Australia working holiday for gap years'

Australia is becoming an increasingly popular destination for students on their gap years, according to Gapyear.com. The increase in interest is being put down to the extension of the working holiday visa, which can be applied for through the Australia working holiday visa online assessment.
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31 Jan 08

Latest survey reveals need for more Australian immigration

Calls to make changes to the Australian immigration system have been made, after it was revealed that the number of skilled workers going to Australia to work is decreasing. A survey by the Recruitment Services and Consulting Association (RSCA) has revealed that unless changes are made, of the 6,000 workers recruiters intend to bring in through Australian immigration, 3,586 will not go ahead.
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30 Jan 08

Builders concern for skills shortage may be helped through Australian immigration

Builders in Australia are becoming concerned at the skills shortage in the industry, according to a new survey. With the prime minister looking at answers to the problem, it is thought Australian immigration could be increased in the future. The latest Master Builders Australia (MBA) National Survey of Building and Construction has reinforced the calls for more Australian immigration to solve the skills shortages in trade work.
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28 Jan 08

UK workers choosing Australian immigration

The number of people choosing to move away from the UK rose last year, as Australian immigration and New Zealand immigration increase in popularity. Government figures have shown that around 250,000 people emigrated from the UK last year, and Australia, New Zealand and the US were among the most popular destinations.
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28 Jan 08

Shortage of health professionals could lead to increase in Australian immigration

New figures have revealed a massive shortage in health professionals in Australia. This could mean health services turn to Australian immigration in order to fill the roles. According to the Health Services Union, patients were denied over one million treatments last year because of decreasing numbers of professionals such as radiologists, social workers and physiotherapists.
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25 Jan 08

Australia Needs Skills expo coming to London in effort to boost Australian immigration

The Australian government is hosting an Australia Needs Skills expo in London in March in an attempt to attract skilled workers to Australian immigration. People interested in living and working in Australia are being encouraged to attend the event. Australian employers will be on the look out at the expo for people skilled in jobs found on the Australia Migration Occupation in Demand List in particular.
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24 Jan 08

Trade worker supply-shortage could encourage Australian immigration

The supply of trade-workers in Australia is becoming critically short, according to a new report. This could be good news for those in a trade who are considering Australian immigration. Adelaide is the worst affected area, as stated in the December HIA-Austral Bricks Trades Report.
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24 Jan 08

Farmers looking to New Zealand immigration to boost workforce

Farmers in New Zealand are having trouble finding workers to cope with their increasing work loads and are looking abroad for a solution. Although it is traditionally a Kiwi job, farmers are looking at New Zealand immigration to solve the crisis of a shortage of staff.
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23 Jan 08

Aussie Prime Minister considers Australian immigration changes

The Prime Minister of Australia, Kevin Rudd, has revealed he is considering making changes to Australia's migration policy in an attempt to solve the skills crisis which is hitting the country's economy. If the changes were to go ahead it would make the process of securing permission for Australian immigration much easier.
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22 Jan 08

Health service needs fly-in doctors for Australia

The recent trend of Australian employers looking to foreign countries to fill their demands for skilled workers was displayed recently as an area in the state of Victoria recently looked to foreign shores for a suitable candidate. The Greater Western Area Health Service has announced it will be relying on Australian immigration in order to employ a doctor for the area of Tottenham. This news comes after an unsuccessful national recruitment campaign to find a suitable candidate for the post resulted in the health service looking abroad for a health professional to fill the post.
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