Mining: The Australian option
Wed, 29 Aug 2012 7:00p.m.
With layoffs announced at Solid Energy mines today, miners have begun telling Campbell Live that Australia is an option.
In May, Chris Young, head of the Chamber of Commerce for Australia's Northern Territory was at the Oz Expo, in Auckland, looking for skilled Kiwi workers.
Since then the suggestion of a downtown in some areas of Australian mining, and the hint of a backlash against Kiwis working in the mines.
Campbell Live asked him if the very rosy picture he painted in May, is still the case.
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30/08/2012 5:48:59 p.m.
Ronald Merkley wrote:
If 5 members of parliament sold out Dotcom for a free trade agreement with the US . How many sold out our dead and injured troops for a war that was not ours. What else can we give them our assets?
30/08/2012 5:20:39 p.m.
Brian Ellis wrote:
John,You were supportive of the invitation from Australia for workers to migrate there, but where was any criticism of the Australian Government's discrimination against NZer's over residency and citizenry benefits?
29/08/2012 9:16:42 p.m.
New Zealanders are frequently the butt of jokes in Australia, the Mexicans of the south pacific, taking all the jobs etc. Imagine only a matter of time before numbers are restricted-then the true rate of unemployment in New Zealand will start to be reflected.
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