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Old 03-04-2013, 03:58 PM Editor
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New Survey Shows Expats Targeting Top Jobs in Australia

A poll carried out by the Australia forum, a forum for expats looking to move to Australia, which took in 1,001 votes, has confirmed that the majority of expats looking to move to Australia are targeting household incomes in excess of AU$100,000. As the European and North American economies continue to struggle it seems that Australia is becoming an ever stronger magnet for expats around the world.

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l think the urge to look for a job that earn > 100k has to somehow align with high cost of living situation in Australia at the sametime. As far as l noticed after coming into the country for a few years, the highly pay jobs such as these is far more intelligently and distinguished for local Australian and westerners. This is not a form of pure discrimination though but rather how would the skilled people of the under developed third world countries being recognized for their equally certified professional is a big question.
The influence of the recruiting agencies layer some how make this far more devastating because there is lots of pure profits centric recruitment agency rather than career building organization that supposed to balance the skills and work requirements. You will find recruiting agency has better chances of getting local Australian into local job market than foreign expat especially if you are from third world countries. The quality of professional is being judged normally at the cost to these foreign expat which also subejected to exploitation and abuse in some cases.

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You have brought together some very valid and very interesting points.

The Australian government recently announced a number of plans to crack down on 457 visa abuse and ensure that expat workers in the region have secure employment, employers abide by working regulations and they receive the market rate for their work. We will see if they are good to their word!

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Hello All.

I have only recently joined this forum and happy to see very active paticipation on some of the discussions started. In regards to the topic being discussed here, though I am yet to move to australia as I am still in the migration process, I have to agree that due to the cost of living I personally would like to make a 100G plus. However it is shocking to see that a developed country like Australia would give preferences to just locals for top jobs, despite having some really highly qualified expats in the countrie. Or would you say that this is your personal view as even the ASX's CFO(Ramy Aziz) which is probably one of the highest paid jobs seems like an expat?

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I used to be an expat and I would 100% understand desire of locals and the state to give preference to locals. It would be stupid if the country preferred someone from overseas to someone local.

That said businesses usually don't discriminate and if a higher qualified person is not local they will go with that person. All things equal a local will receive preference and I fully seaport that.

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l would not disagree if both equally qualified professional, local would be preferred BUT l actually noticed a different scenario where foreign expat with higher qualification was hired with lower pay. With the excuse that many foreign expat faked their CV, local companies take the advantage to reduce the offer salary and even find lots of reason not to hire foreign expat. The serious ness of abuse in 457 visa is a fact that many local companies has actually practice exploitation of foreign expat.
So many foreign expat was equally qualified and more experience than local was facing so many problems in getting jobs and staying in jobs. This is quite common problem faced by foreign expat in Australia and probably there is a problem with the balance in resource and demand in skill immigration in Australia or immigration itself has already been treated as a profit able business here in Australia.

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Some interesting feedback as the Australian unions are suggesting that skilled expat workers - filling gaps in the market - are receiving preference over local workers. However, this does not seem to be the feedback we are getting on this thread.

The media play a big role in all of this but you cannot beat good old fashioned experience and news on the ground.

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I find it very hard to believe that expats are getting favorable hiring treatment over locals. That would be the complete opposite of my personal experience.

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There are a number of different angles which you can look at with regard to this particular issue but the fact is that businesses do need particular skills and the government does need to balance use of the local workforce against that of the expat workforce. There is a general feeling that the recent changes to the 457 visa were perhaps politically motivated ahead of the general election in September.

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