AUSTRALIANS are the world’s wealthiest people on a median basis and second in the world behind Switzerland on an average basis, according to a new report.
The Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) offers a Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS), allowing employers in regional or low population growth areas of Australia to sponsor skilled workers from overseas or skilled temporary residents of Australia for a permanent visa to work in Australia. All RSMS applications require certification by a local Regional Certifying Body office prior to lodgement with the Department.
The NT Occupation Shortage List is a list of occupations that are in shortage or experiencing recruitment difficulties across the Northern Territory. The list is evidence based and occupations are only included where sufficient evidence is available.
Canberra’s skills shortage is pushing up wages for some trades to six figures.
The ACT has the lowest unemployment rate in the country at 3 per cent.
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MINING industry bosses say the Rudd Government’s new industrial relations laws have already led to the re-emergence of historically damaging turf wars between unions.
Veteran union leader and Australian Workers Union president Bill Ludwig has backed the employer criticism and will press Labor to amend its plans to prevent a return of turf wars.