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- Shailesh on Is this sticker offensive? yes, it is offensive and sad.I hope people will also one day notice stickers that says "love it or leave Australia". We need ... more
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- Joe on Your say: The AFL is sick I dont like the alignment. It has given an unfair advantage to EP and PT in terms of coaches,resources and players. Butler ... more
- Dellas on Forrest review revealed Mr Forrest is correct.Regardless of Aboriginality, ethnicity, colour, class, breed or economic status, Government Programs ... more
- Mark Miolin on Time up for Hird, Buckley and Malthouse How can we even be talking about equalisation while there are 9 teams in melbourne - 1 per 520 000 vs 1 per 950 000 in Perth ... more
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- Mark on Buswell brilliant at hiding his illness He should have stood down immediately after the crash.Because Barnett didn't fire him I will vote him out in disgust. more
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Migration lift sparks debate
A federal plan to increase the number of skilled migrants to come to Australia has brought criticism from both the opposition and the Union movement. Paul Murray spoke to Opposition Immigration spokesperson, Scott Morrison and Gary Wood from the CFMEU.
CFMEU Mining Division, WA District Secretary, Gary Wood.
Opposition Spokesperson for Immigration, Scott Morrison.
I "got" with the program in 1987 and skill shortages were predicted by 1996.
What does it take for people to believe that training on the job means everything?
And that does not mean chopping and changing employers for tax purposes.
I'm really disgusted with this.
Skills shortage...give me breath.
"They" didn't know what they were doing then. And they still don't.Dellas Saturday 28 April, 2012 - 8:00 PM
Don't forget a large number of these people leave again after a few years. Two friends of mine (7yrs in Aus) just left for Qatar, sick of taxes and more and more restrictions of a nanny state.
Soo many Australians are leaving here too to work abroad because taxation is rampant and cities crowded.Ian Thursday 26 April, 2012 - 6:49 PM
Hahah 457 has become a joke. People are wising up to it. I only came on the understanding my employer would support me to become PR.
I am here on 457. Being here for the short term only it is almost impossible to make any money in 4 yrs here.
With huge housing costs, huge taxation, less and less ways for a 457 to get tax back, punitive interest for 457 (my car loan is 13%), having to pay for private overseas health insurance (twice the cost of Aussie health insurance but if i'm going back cannot lose my overseas on), having to pay 100% fees for daycare for kids, rubbish vacation compared to some countries, LAFHA being taken away.
If I don't get PR I will leave straight away to somewhere like Dubai where taxes are low and although I'm temporary I won't be seen as a cash cow and screwed over.
Australia is only worth coming to on 457 if its for a short time (live in an apartment away from home for a while) or if you are going to stay permanently and have a long time here once you have gotten over the initial losses (-ve NPV) of moving, buying cars etc.
It will take me about 3 years I think before I break even.
Great place to live, but as a PR not as a 457.
Only other alternative is 457 and live in Malaysia and commute her FIFO.Ian Thursday 26 April, 2012 - 6:44 PM