An aspect of the acute skilled shortages being experienced by Australian industry, commerce, agribiz and institutions is highlighted by Care School Based Traineeships that are currently on offer to year 10 students commencing the Higher School Certificate in 2010.
Yes, certainly, owing to the Global Financial Crisis (GFC), skilled migration numbers will be slashed in Australia’s budget year of 2009/2010. The government says this measure has been taken make sure that Australian workers get preference for jobs in a period that threatens higher unemployment. Paradoxically, recent figures indicate that Aussie unemployment has actually diminished. Still, most gurus are still predicting up to 8% unemployment during the next twelve months.
In this new era of alternative technologies, Australia is forging ahead building, experimenting and developing energy generation from the sun, from the sea, the wind, from geothermal and other techniques designed to minimise carbon footprints and protect the planet from further manmade damage, wherever possible. These new technologies also create new employment opportunities, for both Australian residents and also for thousands of skilled tradespeople and professionals who choose to come and live and work in Australia.
Even when the rest of the world is in the economic doldrums, there’s plenty going on in the land down under. According to two influential reports, Australia’s economy continues to lead the developed world.
It’s said that at any one time in the UK, 2.5 million people are thinking about Australia; thinking about living and working there, that is. As things go, over 40,000 Brits migrate to Australia every year. and that’s been going on for a long time. But why is it still so high on the wish list of so many British workers, professionals and families?
On July 1 2009, the Department of Immigration and Citizenship will be increasing visa application fees by as much as 20%.
Frequently, over the past few centuries, many many Brits have put down their tools, looked around and asked themselves that crucial question … Could I be doing better somewhere else? Sometimes the thought has arisen during times of depression, sometimes during periods of expansion that saw large, sparsely occupied regions and even continents incorporated, often forcibly, into the British Empire. At other times, the ravages of war motivated Brits to seek new climes where they could re-establish their lives and build brighter futures for their children. Needless to say, people rarely move to another country because they’re doing really well where they are.
Geelong straddles the Barwon River, just 75 kilometres (47 miles) southwest of Melbourne on Corio Bay, on Victoria’s massive Port Phillip. Geelong is the second largest city in the state of Victoria and is the 12th largest Australian city. It has a major port and a population of 160,991 people and is the heart of the City of Greater Geelong. Like most Australian cities, Geelong has many generations of immigrants and offers new opportunities to a wide diversity of skilled workers, from just about anywhere. The city is serviced by its own developing national and international airport, Avalon, that grows in importance with each passing year.
One of the Australian Federal Government’s key job-creating budget projects is a cross town $4.3 billion rail link in Melbourne, capital of the state of Victoria. Even though it includes just 50 km of new track, this budget is more than three times the cost of the 1400 km Adelaide-Darwin railway.
The pound dropped from a six-month high versus the dollar after Standard & Poor’s signaled Britain may lose its top credit rating for the first time, as the UK government’s finances deteriorate during the Global financial crisis.