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06 Mar 08

Half of Sydney businesses looking to Australian immigration

Nearly half of businesses in Sydney are looking to Australian immigration in order to fill job vacancies, according to a new survey. Research from the Sydney Chamber of Commerce has also revealed that a shortage in skilled workers is causing concern for around three quarters of the companies which were surveyed.
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05 Mar 08

Australian immigration numbers double

The number of people in the UK who are choosing to take advantage of Australian immigration has more than doubled over the past ten years, according to a new report. There is also expected to be a further rise in the amount of people considering Australian immigration after the government there announced it is adding 6,000 more places available to skilled migrants.
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04 Mar 08

EU plans to compete for highly-skilled immigration

The European Union is proposing a new immigration scheme to encourage highly-skilled workers from other parts of the world to fill growing numbers of vacancies in key professions.
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03 Mar 08

Australia immigration could be used to solve house building industry shortage

People who take advantage of Australia immigration could be used to solve the skills shortage in the housing construction industry in Australia, in plans being considered by the government. Kevin Rudd, Prime Minister, has said that 20,000 skilled workers will be needed over the next three years to build the extra 90,000 houses needed in Australia.
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29 Feb 08

Australian Prime Minister unveils list of occupations in demand

The Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has revealed a list of 17 occupations which need employees the most in Australia. The list will be used to dictate the new training places which are being offered by the government, but may also act as a good guide for people considering Australia immigration. The 20,000 training-places to be offered are designed to help the country tackle its skills shortages.
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29 Feb 08

Australian immigration proving fruitful

Over the past year people taking advantage of Australian immigration have taken more than half of the 240,000 full time jobs created in the country, according to official figures. The research reveals that employers appeared to simply run out of Australian-born people to employ. People from the UK have an unemployment rate of just 3.4 per cent.
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28 Feb 08

New Zealand being used as "giant transport lounge" for Australia immigration

People are moving to New Zealand in order to make them more eligible for Australia immigration, it has been claimed. Politicians in New Zealand have said that migrants are using the country as a "giant transit lounge" before moving on to Australia. The Unite Future party has revealed figures which show that almost 30 per cent of people moving to Australia from New Zealand were born abroad.
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27 Feb 08

Rural skills shortage may result in Australia immigration increase

There is a drastic shortage of electricians, plumbers, builders and fridge mechanics in rural West Australia, it has been reported. The West Australian says that people in these trades are travelling hundreds of kilometres in order to meet demands for their professions. This may open the door for people in the trades which are considering Australia immigration.
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26 Feb 08

Australia immigration could improve business confidence

A business lobby group in Australia has blamed a fall in confidence of small businesses on a lack of staff. Commerce Queensland has said that the skills shortage in the country is affecting small businesses badly. Among the ideas put forward as solutions to the skills shortage is to increase Australia immigration.
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25 Feb 08

Australia immigration could strengthen ICT industry

An ICT skills shortage in Australia is restricting the industry's growth, according to a new report. Research from the Australian Computer Society (ACS) has revealed that the ICT industry is being held back by a lack of staff. This is a problem which could be solved through Australian immigration.
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22 Feb 08

Brits moving abroad in record numbers through Australia immigration

More skilled workers than ever are leaving Britain and taking advantage of Australia immigration, Canada immigration and New Zealand immigration, according to a new report. Research by the Organisation of Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) has revealed that there are currently 3.25 million British people living abroad - and 1.1 million of them are university graduates.
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