Australia's migrants leaving their new home


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Australia's migrants leaving their new home in search of a better life

AUSTRALIA'S migrants are abandoning their adopted country at record levels - using the lucky country as a stepping stone to a better life.

The number of former migrants leaving country has doubled in just over a decade to 48,000 and last year made up more than half of all Australians moving overseas.

It is not homesickness driving the numbers, but a new wave of country-hopping migrants looking for the best deal.

"Today's migrants can use Australia as a stepping stone to go to other countries," said Associate Professor Val Colic-Peisker from the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies at RMIT University.

"They are skilled migrants who can then be headhunted by Scotland, Malaysia and other countries. They go where the best work is."

The most recent figures from the Department of Immigration and Border Protection show 40 per cent of migrants who decided to leave Australia did not return to their native home.

New Zealand was the first choice for country-hopping immigrants followed by Singapore, Hong Kong, the UK and USA.

Migrants from Afghanistan and South Africa are the most likely to move on, with more than 80 per cent moving overseas after settling here.

More than a third are employed as professionals or managers.

New Zealand's Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment said Australian residents entering the country will "normally be granted a residence class visa to enter and stay, work and study in New Zealand", as long as they are of good character.

And providing information on permanent residency in Australia simplifies the process of achieving residency in Hong Kong.


Good news.
Don't like it here, then go somewhere else.
Wouldn't want any unhappy immigrants here.
We like everyone to be happy. :) happy! happy! happy!


"Many come to Australia and are working in jobs they are over-qualified for because they are told they need local experience," he said. "This can lead to disillusionment and even depression. The opportunities and earnings can be better elsewhere."
What they need is to be able to speak and write "the Queen's english" to a certain standard...and pass exams to obtain a licence to be able to practice as a doctor, lawyer, dentist etc...and be able to work in basically any managerial job where local experience is required.

We have enough disillusioned and depressed people here now, without importing more.
Disillusioned and depressed people, many whose jobs have been taken by immigrants.
Immigrants, and foreign outsourcing companies.
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