Tue, 10 Jul 2012 7:00p.m.
Australia's mineral resource boom has created high paying jobs outside of the mining industry.
Read the full story »
Post a Comment
Before commenting, please take the time to read our moderation guide
(Won't be published)
18/07/2012 11:41:32 p.m.
Get on the internet and Google search mining jobs in West Australia,simple as that.
15/07/2012 1:21:37 p.m.
Hi can someone please tell me how to get a job in the AUSTRALIAN MINES,can't wait to go and work there,struggling in NZ ,can somebody please guide me,thanks.
12/07/2012 10:08:08 p.m.
sign me up im 23 and a carpenter by trade , willing to move for the cash just wishing they told what company that kiwi carpenter dude was working for seems like it was a good choice for what i do here with no rewards. which i can do easily there and have abetter income
12/07/2012 9:30:49 p.m.
My brother owns a company in Perth and he struggles to get workers as they are going up north for higher wages - he offers $55000 but they can get $100000 in the mining area - he reckons these extra wage costs do get passed on to consumers - if supermarkets have to pay higher wages to keep a truck driver then you will pay this thru the groceries!I feel sorry of the average Aussie as their living expenses will only go up. We have recently been there for a few weeks and some costs are huge - especially eating out.
12/07/2012 12:40:28 p.m.
Who do u contact fore jobs like building andi mining industries
12/07/2012 12:21:03 a.m.
Im a kiwi living and working in australia for the past 4 years... yes pay is alot better here, but living is very expensive and unlike NZ, when you buy a house or car the price your looking at EXCLUDES STAMP DUTY (another tax)!! To us kiwi's its like false advertising! Its good here if you can send alot of your money back to NZ for future, but house prices versus income here is on par with NZ situation, you can not afford to buy a home on one income. To register your car in NZ is what now? $230?? Its around $600 here. And no the mining boom here wont last much longer. I know someone who went to Perth for mining and didnt get a job in there for 2 months!! He was almost completely out of money and looked at having to return home before he managed to get into a job there!! Dont be fooled, the grass is not really greener and definitely do your research before jumping into the big move. I have family here so different story for me.
11/07/2012 7:20:30 p.m.
Come on Kiwis in Ausie. Harden up for goodness sake! So you got to work 7/7 for 5 weeks, your choice guys, get over it.
11/07/2012 7:17:33 p.m.
Perhaps comparisons with Australia have some merit, but I'm a big believer that life is with you make it. As a uni drop out I made it up the corporate ladder to big figures & my husband earns about $140k as a truck owner driver for mainfreight - a company that knows how to give credit where it's due. And he's not alone. There's plenty of guys raking it in with more on their way up. Best of all while he works 60 hours per week he is home every night & all weekend. So to us running off to Australia is a cop out. Opportunity is here if you want it
11/07/2012 7:08:45 p.m.
Karratha Local wrote:
I am a small business owner in Karratha, what this article doesnt tell you is that Yes there are huge amounts of money to be made in the mining sector, but if your not working for them life can be hard. The average rent for a 3x1 house in Karratha is upwards of $1100 per week, some reaching $3000, you can pay $300 to $400 p/week to rent a room off somebody or live in a caravan for $500 per week plus expenses. The cost of living is huge with added expenses for freight and levy's. If you work in a retail position for $18 - $25 per hour there is not a whole lot left over to survive. There is a huge number of postions available for people in these industries, retail shop workers, checkout servers, hairdressers, beauticians, nail technicians, child care workers etc but there is no one to fill these positions and still be able to afford to rent a house. There is literally 100's of backpackers living around Karratha, Dampier and Wickham in the backs of cars as they cant afford the rent, and actually finding an available place to rent! The smaller industries are suffering because we cant get staff and we cant afford to pay wages to match what people can make in the mines. To the people that are looking to apply for postions over here, try to find something that includes accomodation or offers you a subsidy for rent. You can google The Pilbara News, or the Pilbara Echo for local jobs and some larger businesses as seen on this video, If you do have a trade certificate google Karratha and your trade and 90% of businesses have a link to their webpages where you can apply, RIO TINTO and BHP recruit through there websites only as do a lot of the other comanies or they subcontract throught employement agencies such as DRAKE or MANPOWER. I know that if any qualified therapists applied at my salon they would probably be hired.
11/07/2012 4:05:22 p.m.
I haven't been here too long, but the one thing that is very clear is the population. Australia sustains itself purely on population. The competition for everything here is fierce. The Asian population challenge every normal aspect of the retail industry, they don't sleep they don't complain and they are very, very good at what they do. NZ qualification's are not recognized here, however for a "fee", you can be qualified (at what ever you want) within a week depending on what qualification your sitting. Money talks. Manufacturing is huge here and as a result, there is work for the unskilled. Australia has no excuse for unemployment or poverty. In conclusion, if I could get work at home (Bay of Plenty) that could support me, I would be home tommorow, but it can't, so I'm here.
Australia's budget was also delivered this week, with two significant changes.
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has made a poignant speech in Parliament today, as she introduced legislation to help fund a national disability insurance scheme.
There are some encouraging signs for New Zealand's economy in the latest retail sales data.
A Sydney woman has appeared on Australian television claiming she was sexually abused in her early teens by entertainer Rolf Harris.
The search is continuing for two people who fell from a cruise ship on the New South Wales coast on Wednesday night.
Campbell Live looks at an initiative to get people...
Anna Burns-Francis visited the suburb of Woolston ...
The EQC, via its earthquake repair programme, sent...
Earlier this month a group of friends decided they...
Once again Campbell Live has a very powerful carav...
Copyright © 2013 MediaWorks TV. All Rights Reserved.