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What made you want to throw a brick at the TV today
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What made you want to throw a brick at the TV today
I was watching one of those panel shows with the professional opinion givers on the ABC (Australian Broadcasting Commission - publicly owned station/s with traditionally a left-of-centre bias) and they were discussing skilled immigration.

They were talking about the shortage in Australia now of people studying Information Technology, and how of the 12,000 people studying IT, 8,000 are foreign students. Very few of these students are stopping in Australia once they complete their qualifications.

One of the panellists said "We should be stopping these people at the airports, throwing our arms around them and begging them to stay. The talented IT people in Australia are all going overseas and the foreign students don't want to stay here and work".

Dude. There is a reason why foreign students finish their degrees and head back overseas. They want jobs and commercial experience, and those are extremely hard to come by in Australia. So many people are buying the idea that the way to have a healthier IT industry in Australia is encouraging more people to work in the industry. When, in fact, it is the lack of employment opportunities that are driving people out of the industry in Australia.

I just read that 51% of qualified IT professionals in their twenties in Australia are NOT working in the IT industry. 51%. And it is common knowledge that there is a heavy bias by employers towards hiring younger people.

Meanwhile, people who are finishing contracts or being laid off in the real world of IT in Australia in 2013 are too often giving up on finding another job.
09-09-2013 07:55 PM
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What made you want to throw a brick at the TV today - 142857 - 09-09-2013 07:55 PM
RE: What made you want to throw a brick at the TV today - MarioDoesntLoveBowser - 09-10-2013, 11:40 AM
RE: What made you want to throw a brick at the TV today - MarioDoesntLoveBowser - 09-10-2013, 12:18 PM
RE: What made you want to throw a brick at the TV today - el-presidente - 12-16-2013, 10:20 PM
RE: What made you want to throw a brick at the TV today - el-presidente - 12-17-2013, 10:17 PM
RE: What made you want to throw a brick at the TV today - el-presidente - 01-03-2014, 07:06 PM
RE: What made you want to throw a brick at the TV today - el-presidente - 01-08-2014, 11:17 PM
RE: What made you want to throw a brick at the TV today - el-presidente - 01-10-2014, 01:45 AM
RE: What made you want to throw a brick at the TV today - el-presidente - 01-10-2014, 09:25 PM
RE: What made you want to throw a brick at the TV today - el-presidente - 01-11-2014, 08:29 AM
RE: What made you want to throw a brick at the TV today - el-presidente - 01-31-2014, 07:53 PM
RE: What made you want to throw a brick at the TV today - el-presidente - 03-04-2014, 09:22 PM
RE: What made you want to throw a brick at the TV today - el-presidente - 04-11-2014, 10:53 PM
RE: What made you want to throw a brick at the TV today - el-presidente - 04-27-2014, 05:33 AM
RE: What made you want to throw a brick at the TV today - HammerBioLizard - 01-27-2016, 01:25 PM
RE: What made you want to throw a brick at the TV today - HammerBioLizard - 01-27-2016, 01:47 PM
RE: What made you want to throw a brick at the TV today - HammerBioLizard - 02-21-2016, 09:38 AM
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