Migrating to Australia - Related News
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Changing faces of the Oz brain drain
From: NZ Herald, 1 October 2012
Loss of skilled trades workers is threatening NZ with economic crisis, experts warn.
The face of the exodus to Australia is changing as skilled trade workers in their 20s replace young, well-educated Kiwis flocking to Australia.
Ten years ago, New Zealand was hit by a brain drain; now young tradespeople are chasing jobs and larger pay packets in Australia in a migration dubbed the "trades drain".
Calls for Australia to close door to kiwis
From: One News, 2 September 2012
There are calls in Australia for the 'open door' policy to be restricted due the growing number of Kiwis. It is as easy as buying a plane ticket and packing your bag, but how long will this last. There are calls for the open door policy to be restricted.
Some Australians are thinking there should be a cap instead of the current open door policy and that the cap should really be in the 30,000 to 40,000 range. This is because the increase seen last year of 54,000 is signifcant. Obivously if the same patern continued over the next few years, it would be at 100,000 and this is too much. This is not compatible with Australia working to stabilise its population.
Call for limits on Kiwis crossing Ditch
From: NZ Hearld, 22 June 2012
The number of New Zealanders living in Australia has jumped 24 per cent over the past five years and a new political party is calling for a limit on Kiwis crossing the Tasman.
The results of the 2011 Australian census, released yesterday, show that the number of New Zealanders living there reached 483,000 last year, up from 390,000 in 2006. The five-year increase is almost as big as the surge in the previous decade.
Immigration expert Professor Paul Spoonley of Massey University said the figures were not surprising, especially in the context of New Zealand's relatively flat job market. "The important push and pull is the job market, on both sides of the Tasman.
Reversing our Australian brain drain
From: NZ Hearld, 16 May 2012
Mandy Taylor promoting Ausmove, an Australian relocation service, at the Oz Jobs Expo, held at the SkyCity convention centre, Auckland.
Photo / Steven McNicholl
Australians taking our Kiwi talent is always a difficult subject to broach in conversation.
Phar Lap's dual nationality hasn't been resolved and he died before World War II. So it's normally rather tense when the exodus of NZ's brightest students to Australia is mentioned.
Moving to Australia - TVNZ Ausmove Interview
From: Steven Smith TVNZ, 21 April 2012
New Zealanders continued to abandon their home country for Australia, with the speed of annual departures accelerating to a record 53,000 last month.
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