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15 Oct 07

'Significant demand' for Australian immigration: Mining executive

Western Australia will need around 40,000 extra workers by 2015, according to the chief executive of the state's Chamber of Minerals and Energy. Reg Howard-Smith said more skilled workers from overseas with Australian visas will be required.
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12 Oct 07

Latest employment index shows long term Australian skills shortage

The gap between job vacancies and job applicants in Australia continues to widen, according to the latest SEEK Employment Index. September saw a 4.6 per cent rise and Online Recruitment reports that the strong upward trend is evidence the tight employment market will continue. Further Australian immigration is required to meet the shortfall.
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12 Oct 07

Four job vacancies for every one accountant with an Australian visa

The latest research by Australia's Institute of Chartered Accountants indicates that there are four job vacancies for every one accountant in the country. The opportunities for British accountants interested in Australian immigration will only increase as a survey by the institute also showed that 43 per cent of young Australian accountants intend to move overseas in the next two years.
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11 Oct 07

State of Victoria will be short 50,000 professionals within 15 years

The Australian state of Victoria is forecasting a professional skills shortage of nearly 50,000 within the next 15 years, according to the latest research. A Monash University study has found that the gap between the number of university-qualified workers and industry requirements will reach 49,000 by 2022. The numbers include Australian graduates as well as foreign professionals with Australian visas.
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10 Oct 07

Western Australia desperate for teachers

The state of Western Australia is experiencing such a shortage of teaching staff it is offering graduate annual salaries around eight per cent higher than elsewhere in the country, the Age newspaper reports. The Education department is trying to attract teachers from other states and qualified foreign teachers with Australian visas.
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09 Oct 07

Australian civil service needs IT workers with Australian visas

A new report from the Australian Government Information Management Office on the demand for skilled IT workers in the public service reveals that more effort should be made to recruit foreign workers with Australian visas.
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09 Oct 07

Skilled workers flocking to Australian immigration

Australia is welcoming record levels of immigration, with numbers expected to top 160,000 people for the 2007-08 year under the official Australian immigration programme. Foreign students are also gaining Australian residency visas, adding to levels of Australian immigration that have not been seen since the 1960s.
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08 Oct 07

Lack of oil and gas experts a 'major concern' for Australian immigration

An international report has revealed that production of oil and natural gas in Australia will be restricted by the severe shortage of qualified engineers and project managers. Mining companies are competing for the limited pool of skilled workers and offering very competitive salaries for engineers with Australian Visas.
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08 Oct 07

Healthcare staff with Australian visas needed to 'fill the vacuum'

A recent study by Monash University in Melbourne revealed that the shortage of doctors in Australia is reaching crisis point. State health departments are desperate to recruit overseas-trained medical staff, fast-tracking many Australian visa applications for qualified doctors and nurses. The opportunities for Britons wishing to build a new life through Australian immigration are extensive.
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05 Oct 07

Severe shortage of skilled scientists in Australia

Australia's science research and industry labs are struggling to fill job vacancies with qualified scientists, reports the Australian newspaper. From agriculture to pharmaceuticals there are opportunities for scientists with an Australian visa.
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05 Oct 07

High wages for tradespeople with Australian visas

Australia's skills shortages are continuing to push up the already high costs of trades labour, according to research company HomeSource. Skilled electricians and plumbers with an Australian visa can expect a healthy income as they establish their new life in Australia.
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