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SA Govt Refuses to Train Unemployed Australians – Imports 50,000 Filipinos Instead

Jobs coup in 50,000 Filipino worker deal for SA

Michael Owen, Political Reporter: The Advertiser | July 10, 2008

http://www.news.com.au/adelaidenow/story/0,22606,24006453-5006301,00.html

ADELAIDENOW SCOOP: AN IMMIGRATION agreement with the Philippines will deliver up to 50,000 skilled workers to South Australia over the next decade.

SA Govt Refuses to Train Unemployed Australians – Imports 50,000 Filipinos InsteadDeputy Premier Kevin Foley, who is on a nine-day trade mission to Malaysia and the Philippines, told The Advertiser yesterday a memorandum of understanding between the two governments would help streamline the immigration process.

A special program will be introduced by the Philippines, under its Labour and Employment Secretary Arturo Brion, for SA companies to employ “highly trained” …