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03 Oct 07

Australian immigration is the 'main solution' to scarcity of labour

Australian businesses are blaming the inability to obtain suitable skilled workers as the single biggest constraint on their operations and Australian immigration is the solution, reports ABC.
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03 Oct 07

New Australian visa rules for skilled workers

Australian companies that want to sponsor skilled workers from abroad must now do so through labour agreement arrangements under new regulations that took effect on October 1st. The aim is to create a better and quicker route for Australian visas to be granted where there is a skills shortage.
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02 Oct 07

New citizenship test no problem for Australian visa holders

Australian immigration's new citizenship test started yesterday and the reaction from the first Australian visa holders to take the exam was positive.
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02 Oct 07

Agricultural skills shortages - govt looks at Australian visas

The Australian government is to set up a working group to look into the skill shortages in the country's agricultural industry, pointing to a possible expansion of the temporary Australian visa scheme for people with agricultural skills.
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01 Oct 07

More flexibility for electricians with Australian visas

Australia's skills shortage is taking centre stage in campaigning for November's general election as the government has announced a relaxation of licencing rules for electricians. Electrical contractors with Australian visas will reap the benefit of the new rules.
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27 Sep 07

Small town Australia needs skilled tradespeople with Australian visas

Emergency meetings are being held in Australia's small towns as they struggle to deal with the shortage of skilled trades people and closing businesses as workers are drawn to the booming mining industry in Western Australia. For Britons considering making a new life for themselves and their families abroad there are many job and entrepreneurial opportunities available through Australian immigration.
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27 Sep 07

Australia Needs Skills Expos to attract Australian immigration

Australia is working hard to attract foreign skilled workers to apply for Australian visas. A big Australia Needs Skills Expo is being held in Sydney this weekend in a bid to attract people to consider Australian immigration.
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25 Sep 07

Industries 'awash with jobs' for Australian visa holders

A chronic skills shortage has left some industries awash with jobs and the Australian government is recruiting thousands more skilled workers to take up Australian visas and fill gaps in the labour market, reports the BBC.
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25 Sep 07

Australian immigration on the increase

The Australian population is growing at its fastest rate since 1990, up 1.5 per cent to 20.9 million in the year to March, according to the latest statistics. Australian immigration is driving the growth, with migrants from overseas accounting for 54 per cent of the increase, compared with natural increases of 46 per cent.
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24 Sep 07

Shortage of scientists needs Australian immigration

Not enough is being done to tackle Australia's shortage of scientists, according to a leading academic. Australia needs to plan for more scientists and science professionals through the allocation of Australian visas. It must do this to compete in the international market, which requires technical workers.
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24 Sep 07

Tasmanian uranium discoveries could mean new boom for Australian immigration

New uranium prospects in Tasmania could mean a whole new region benefiting from Australia's resources boom and new jobs and opportunities for people interested in starting a new life with an Australian visa.
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