3 posts • joined 7 Jun 2013
Just a proposal ...
This is proposed - I have noticed that politicians often propose to do something, takes the heat out of people like us, and then it all just dies away, then it is too hard to pass into law, veto etc..
Lets see if this gets anywhere - I bet not, too many rich and powerful interests at stake.
Re: Govt skills shortage does not reflect reality
The market has been flooded now, people are turning off IT. Look at declining uni enrolments, why is that? Because of offshoring and poor job prospects. You expect people to train themselves at their own expense, do you offer to train people ? Bet not. What incentive is there to continuously study for no guaranteed return when there will be a PHd's from India with lots more experience.
Govt skills shortage does not reflect reality
The Govt 's list of skill shortages does not reflect reality. It is really hard to get an IT job in Australia. You have to have perfect match in skills. The only shortage is for cheap and easy to exploit employees. When I was unemployed (work in IT) , industry and govt were crying about skills shortage and flying them in by the plane load. Enrolments for university IT courses for locals dropped significantly, because there are no longer any entry level jobs - all gone offshore. Only foreigners do IT courses in Oz because it was a shortcut to permanent residence. Props up the university sector. On top of that, they bring in lots of IT people from countries where qualifications are bought and corruption is rife.