During the past year we’ve seen a significant rise in the number of jobs advertised across Australia and a particularly strong demand for STEM skills.
Great opportunities are available for those with engineering or IT skills. But, when it comes to filling vacancies in these sectors, many companies have complained of a global talent shortage. Let’s explore further...
Migration spurs debate on all sides. Supporters believe a high migration rate boosts Australia’s skill pool, enhances our economy and helps to counteract the effects of an ageing population.
Critics say high migration puts pressure on the infrastructure of our larger cities, reduces our quality of life and takes work opportunities away from locals.
Writing for the Sydney Morning Herald earlier this year, Tony Featherstone, a former editor of the Business Review Weekly, argued the case for including entrepreneurship in the migration debate. He said, “we don’t do nearly enough to raise awareness of migrant and refugee entrepreneurship in Australia.”
Mr Featherstone also believes Australia’s multiculturalism should be celebrated and promoted as one of our startup community’s greatest strengths. Our uniquely multicultural society should be used to attract migrant entrepreneurs, whether established or just starting out, and we also need to work out how to best support them. Let’s examine the issue more closely...
Overseas migrants are reinvigorating Australia's sparsely populated regional areas and taking up employment in our regional communities.
In fact, international migrants and refugees are helping to stem population decline in 151 of Australia’s 550 local government regions. Here, we examine the impact more closely...
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