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Too many of you, not enough of them. Government to case manage skilled workers.

By johnboy 22 March 2006 10

Some Governments struggle to get economic fundamentals right. Others rush around creating new programs to put out the fires caused by their own neglect. Sometimes this is literal, sometimes merely figurative.

The ABC is reporting on plans to lure skilled workers to the ACT with glossy ad campaigns and then hold their hands until they’re too settled to run away.

“[Mr Stanhope said] We’re going to case manage each of those that express interest in the ACT that respond to this major advertising campaign,”…

“I’m hoping that through the program we’re about to pursue within south, south-west Sydney that we will sell our wares to Sydneyites as Canberra as the going place. This is where the activity’s happening,”.

There are limits to what advertising and a caseworker can achieve.

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Thumper 9:00 am 23 Mar 06

Has anyone thought the words:

Macquarie Fields…


seepi 9:56 pm 22 Mar 06

These ads probably seem as silly to sydney viewers as the ads about hte delights of living in Young seem to us.

terubo 8:40 pm 22 Mar 06

Great. Clowns from south-west Sydney. We should be targeting the North Shore…

Ari 1:33 pm 22 Mar 06

Slogan: “We’ll help you put down roots in the Canberra community”

erewego 1:13 pm 22 Mar 06

I remember when I moved here, I really wanted a root. Surely some sort of partnership with local industry could be beneficial – and if tied to some sort of blackmail scheme could really produce some solid results in getting people to stay here.

bulldog 1:07 pm 22 Mar 06

No luck VY – Jerra ain’t that bad – if you said you were from queanbeyan we might expect a different result…

VYBerlinaV8 12:50 pm 22 Mar 06

I might tell them I’m moving from Jerrabomberra into the ACT, and see what they’ll give me.

Spectra 10:40 am 22 Mar 06

I was just wondering exactly that. It’s difficult to make the case that the workers you spend time and money case-managing wouldn’t have moved here anyway.

johnboy 10:35 am 22 Mar 06

I imagine the intention is to up the conversion rate from the advertising.

it might make the excercise a “success” on paper but you have to wonder about the broader cost-benefit.

Ari 10:28 am 22 Mar 06

Jeez, the thought of being dumped squarely in the lap of the nanny state would frighten me to death.

I don’t recall needing a caseworker when I moved to Canberra.

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