ACT State Migration Plan on the go

johnboy 8 November 2010 9

Jon Stanhope brings word that he’s cut a deal with the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, Chris Bowen MP, for a ACT State Migration Plan.

“State Migration Plans are part of the Gillard Government’s continued commitment to supporting the Australian economy by attracting skilled migrants who can positively contribute to our workforce,” Mr Bowen said.

“The implementation of State Migration Plans will provide flexibility for state and territory governments to nominate skilled migrants in a broader range of occupations than are currently offered on the Skilled Occupation List.”

A bit of competition for local tradies perhaps.

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9 Responses to ACT State Migration Plan on the go
Pork Hunt Pork Hunt 6:03 pm 09 Nov 10

mutley said :

cleo said :

As long as their english speaking!

Yeah, we’d hate to import people who don’t know “they’re” from “their”.


bitzermaloney bitzermaloney 2:31 pm 09 Nov 10

Is this about the daily migration between Jerra & Queanbeyan to Barton & Civic?

Spartacus Spartacus 1:35 pm 09 Nov 10

I thought this article was going to be about the phenomenon of 99% of Canberra’s youth leaving for greener pastures in other major cities in their early 20s, sadly most of them get plucked off by crocodiles while crossing the river and if it is not the Crocodiles, it is the carnivorous Kangaroos on the other side.

mutley mutley 8:55 am 09 Nov 10

cleo said :

As long as their english speaking!

Yeah, we’d hate to import people who don’t know “they’re” from “their”.

goose goose 7:33 am 09 Nov 10

+ 1

cleo cleo 10:38 pm 08 Nov 10

As long as their english speaking!

Pandy Pandy 8:09 pm 08 Nov 10

Besides more Indian taxi drivers, lets hope they get Indonesian sparkies, Chinese plasterers and Kiwi telephone sanitisers to increase competition.

dtc dtc 5:50 pm 08 Nov 10

Of course, its just a new way of doing the same state sponsored migration scheme that has existed for years. But allows plenty of media releases.

antycbr antycbr 4:43 pm 08 Nov 10

When I read the headline this, I assumed it meant statehood for the ACT.

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