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Debate around skilled migration can degenerate into political footballs. Debate around skilled migration can degenerate into political footballs. AAP

The challenge to migration policy is to go beyond easy headlines

It seems the broad debates around migration, and often skilled migration, are little different from one country to the next. The United States is currently considering sweeping migration reforms that include…
Are enterprise migration agreements the best solution for the mining sector’s skills shortage? Are enterprise migration agreements the best solution for the mining sector’s skills shortage? cindy47452

In the mining industry, skilled local labour remains an untapped resource

The mining industry has been an enthusiastic user of offshore workers through the federal government’s 457 visa program and, more recently, its extension: the enterprise migration agreement (EMA). Gina…
Sitting between two hot potatoes: Gina Rinehart’s Hancock Prospecting is the first company allowed to use an EMA. Sitting between two hot potatoes: Gina Rinehart’s Hancock Prospecting is the first company allowed to use an EMA. AAP

Enterprise Migration Agreements strike the right balance in a tricky policy area

Sitting between the two hot potatoes of immigration control and labour market regulation, work visas are an inherently controversial public policy issue. It is therefore of little surprise that Immigration…
There has been a concerted push for foreign workers to fill the gaps in the resources industry. There has been a concerted push for foreign workers to fill the gaps in the resources industry. AAP

Are foreign workers really the answer to the resources skills shortage?

Within the much publicised debate of labour shortages in the resources sector, there is now a concerted push to open up employment to larger numbers of skilled foreign workers. Large employers such as…