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Australia cannot fill mining industry vacancies

11:03 06/01/2006
According to a recent report by the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, the resources industry in Australia is currently facing a skills shortage that has seen vacancies for skilled...

Immigration in Australia reaches 15 year high

10:22 02/01/2006
Australia welcomed 123,424 new immigrants in 2004-2005, the highest number in more than 15 years. Immigration Minister Amanda Vanstone said the number of immigrants each year is up about 40 percent...

Australia's New South Wales looking for skilled workers

13:26 05/12/2005
Australia's New South Wales (NSW) Premier Morris Iemma today announced a major expansion of the Government's efforts to attract skilled business migrants to NSW. "With almost half of the nation's...

Australia faces shortage of 195,000 workers

10:19 25/11/2005
Australia faces a shortfall of 195,000 workers in five years time, the federal government spokesman says. An ageing population was to blame for the expected shortfall, which would have a massive...

Australia's rural areas want Indian immigrants

13:06 09/09/2005
Troubled by skilled worker shortage, officials from Australia's country towns or rural areas are reportedly touring India to entice immigrants. The city council of Victorian town Ballarat recently...

10-year-old sues Australian Immigration Department

12:45 31/08/2005
A 10-year-old Iranian boy took legal action against the Australian government on 30 August. His lawyers say he was psychologically hurt by living in immigration detention camps. Shayan Badraie is...