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  1. Visas and immigration
    Despite calls for immigration to Australia to be reduced, a leading business group is warning that there are skills shortages in manufacturing, construction and defence. According to the Australia Industry Group, occupations in these sectors may need to employ skilled professionals from abroad...
  2. Jobs and work
    It may be a good time to look for a job in Australia as employers are finding it harder to find skilled professionals than they were a year ago, particularly in IT and engineering. The latest global skills index from recruiters Hays says that there is a talent mismatch in Australia, which means...
  3. Education
    The Migration Council in Australia has suggested that there should be a visa lottery for international students to address the severe shortage of skilled professionals in certain areas. In a report it suggests that to address the skills shortage over the medium term there should be a visa...
  4. Jobs and work
    There are likely to be more jobs for nurses, midwives, physiotherapists and dieticians in Australia in 2105, according to health service recruiters. Recruitment firms forecast steady employment growth across the health sector next year as new hospitals in several states open their doors, while...
  5. Jobs and work
    Although Australia needs a large number of health care workers and this can be a great opportunity for overseas professionals, some of the best jobs are in more remote regions. There has always been an issue with many overseas job seekers wanting to work in big city hubs like Sydney, Melbourne...
  6. Visas and immigration
    Carers for the aged should be included in Australia's skilled occupation list for overseas visa applicants because of a severe shortage in the profession, it is claimed. Australia's Age Discrimination Commissioner Susan Ryan has requested that the Minister for Immigration consider including...
  7. Visas and immigration
    More Americans are moving to Australia, especially those with degrees in mining and engineering, two sectors that are facing a severe skills shortage. Figures from the Australian government show that almost 7,000 US citizens are currently working on long-term visas, an increase of 80% on the...
  8. Jobs and work
    Falling unemployment in Australia means more opportunities for overseas workers as some parts of the country face an unprecedented skills shortage, it is claimed. The latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics show that Western Australia has the lowest unemployment rate in the...
  9. Jobs and work
    The Queensland State Government in Australia is trying to attract more skilled workers who can positively contribute to its workforce. As part of a its State Migration Plan it has issues an updated list of eligible occupations for state sponsorship as it battles with critical skills shortages...
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