Migrant and FIFO worker schemes: a failure in imagination

The decision to bring in temporary migrant workers for the huge mining projects in the north of Australia represents yet another major mistake by a seriously incompetent federal government.

However much the decision is hedged by administrative caveats, it represents a public relations disaster from the perspective of Australian’s unemployed in a climate of employment turbulence in Australia and across the world.

As Irish, Greek and other European workers que up at Australian overseas missions to apply for permanent migration, one must wonder at the quality of advice the Immigration Minister is receiving from his department.

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