NT’s international student graduates touted to fill skilled labour gap

International students already living in the Northern Territory could fill some of the skilled labour shortages the Federal and Northern Territory Governments were seeking to fill with overseas workers, the head of Charles Darwin University (CDU) has said.

International student Ronaq Varma agreed international students were an obvious choice to fill labour gaps and said the Government should be doing more to match them with the shortage.

This week the Federal Government announced it was working with the Country Liberal Government to relax restrictions to the 457 visa, allowing more foreign workers to help fill a worker shortage created by large industrial projects requiring skilled labour.

Read more here: ABC


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