In his latest effort to address the skills shortage, Jon Stanhope says we need to attract residents rather than just tourists to our fair city.
After the apparent success of the ‘See yourself in Canberra’ campaign, he’s suggesting that a similar interstate campaign could be used to attract skilled workers here.
But he is for once taking a measured approach to the whole thing, saying “he wanted to make sure the concept was thoroughly investigated before committing money from an already stretched public purse” and that he had heard similar campaigns for other cities were dismal failures.
In the paper version of this story, the CT included a box with some pros and cons of living in Canberra that could be used in such a campaign, such as that we have the highest average wages and the lowest average weekly commuting times. The CT is calling for people to tell them what they think “best recommend Canberra as a place to live” and I reckon we can do the same here. So why should people come live in Canberra?