Has Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull’s gamble paid off?

It was meant to be a cleansing election called by a progressive Australian prime minister intent on purging a fractious parliament that was obstructing key labour reforms. But has Malcolm Turnbull’s great political gamble backfired? Instead of delivering a clear mandate, the electorate has given his centre-right Liberal-National coalition the most slender of majorities in…

Good News! Job Opportunities in Australia on the Rise

Have you completed your graduation, but still waiting for a job offer? Are you fed up of applying to jobs in Pakistan while not receiving any serious response? Well, then you better migrate to Australia! A lot of Job Opportunities in Australia are waiting for you! According to the latest survey, a rapid increase in the job…

Immigration policy facing a turbulent time ahead in Australia

Immigration has always been a political hot potato in Australia and is set to become even more so due to the recent election failing to result in any party getting a majority to run the country. It means that the party with the most seats, the Liberals led by Malcolm Turnbull, has to negotiate with…

Brexit Remainers could learn from Australia’s immigration policy

There were lots of really dumb and desperate things said during the Brexit referendum campaign, by both the Remain and the Leave sides. But one of the silliest comments was uttered by Britain’s Prime Minister, David Cameron, who said that adopting an Australian-style immigration system could “crash the economy”. Oh come on. Was he being…

Lax immigration policy hurting Australian job seekers

Immigration remains at very high levels because there have been few adjustments to policy from the lax settings put in place during the resources boom. These are urgently needed to address the current oversupply of job seekers. Net Overseas Migration is running at some 240,000 a year. The result is that, as of May 2014,…

TV host Sonia Kruger stirs Muslim migration storm

“I want to feel safe.” With those five words, television presenter Sonia Kruger kicked off a national conversation about Muslim immigration: specifically, how much is too much? Kruger, a dancer, singer and actor, was speaking yesterday to colleagues Lisa Wilkinson and David Campbell on the Nine Network’s Today show when she called for an end…

Italians again migrate to Australia, but experience work exploitation

Increasing numbers of young Italians are following in the footsteps of previous generations in migrating to Australia, but up to 40% report feeling exploited at work, and found it difficult to have their skills recognised, new research has found. Any suggestion that there is a new exodus of Italians to Australia is probably overblown. In…

Sonia Kruger Calls for End to Muslim Migration in Australia

The Australian TV presenter and host Sonia Kruger calls for a ban on Australian immigration for Muslims. Kruger said this while discussing the massacre in French city Nice. She said that she agrees with Andrew Bolt’s statement that the more the Muslims in an area, the more the danger of terrorist attacks. She said that…

Australian job vacancies are soaring

There are plenty of job vacancies in Australia at present. Some 167,500, in fact. According to the Department of Employment’s latest Internet Vacancy Index (IVI), the number of skilled job openings increase by 0.9% to 167,523 in May after seasonal adjustments, leaving the level of vacancies up an impressive 10.5% from 12 months earlier. By…

Australia may Migrate to European-style Investment Treaty Drafting

Public debate over how best to manage the interests of foreign investors and host states has resurfaced in Australia. Most of Australia’s free trade agreements (FTAs), like those of many other Asia-Pacific economies, follow a US approach to drafting substantive provisions that liberalise and protect cross-border investment. This includes increasingly detailed provisions for investor–state dispute…

New Australian senate powerbrokers outline policy demands

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — With the dust still not settled from one of Australia’s closest-ever elections, competing political factions have begun issuing demands — from banning Muslim immigration, scrapping a trade deal with China to imposing curbs on gambling — in return for supporting government legislation in the next Senate. The final makeup of a…