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THE IT sector’s slide into a skills shortage should be eased by overseas recruits despite concerns about Australia’s population growth and its immigration intake, recruiters say.   Restrictions on the number of skilled technology workers coming from overseas should be reviewed as a skills shortage threatened to delay major projects such as the national broadband […]

For those of you with friends and family in the UK, it may be of slight relief to hear that the GFC is finalling rising.The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show an improving jobs market in Britain, after the economy pulled out of recession in the fourth quarter of 2009. Things […]

CONFUSION reigns in the country’s business schools and TAFEs following the Rudd government’s dramatic downgrading of priority migration disciplines last month.   About half of all overseas student enrolments are in management and commerce, but there are signs they will be most affected by the changes. Immigration agent Karl Konrad said key business occupations used […]

The Australian Bureau of Statistics put the average full time adult earning in Australia at $1,109 per week in February 2008 – roughly £535. Minimum wage was listed as $26,572 per year – around £12,800. Workers in the Capital Territory (i.e. Canberra) are Australia’s highest paid workers, while Tasmania has the lowest average wages.   […]