My job was to take care of the boats.
I was paid well, the seaside accommodation was great, and I was allowed to travel to my destination.
But in 2018, my job was also over, and with the end of the federal government’s controversial boat toll, it’s time to start looking for a new one.
A wave of international migration has hit Australia, with the country’s migration figures rising sharply in the past three years.
It’s an ongoing trend, which is driving the need for a migration plan, but many are asking what it means for their jobs.
While there’s been a lot of debate around the impact of international migrants, the reality is that there’s not a lot that can be done about it.
“I’ve been on the front line for a while, so I know what it’s like,” says Anne Jones, a retired teacher from Melbourne who moved to Australia to work in tourism and hospitality.
I just want to find somewhere where I can get a foot in the door.” “
It’s a nightmare.
I just want to find somewhere where I can get a foot in the door.”
What can be expected to be the new normal?
What will be a new normal, according to the Australian Government, is the arrival of an influx of more than 6 million international migrants over the next four years.
While some of them will likely find jobs, most of them are expected to find temporary work.
There’s a perception that international migration will help Australia’s economy, but it could actually harm it.
The Government’s immigration policies have been controversial and the reality of how people are arriving in Australia has been a subject of national debate.
But according to one Australian study, most migrant workers in Australia are from developing countries.
The Australian Government has argued that the number of migrants will not change.
“There is no sign that we are going to be facing a net migration of international workers,” says Immigration Minister Peter Dutton.
“We will continue to attract the best and the brightest from around the world.”
While the arrival will certainly not cause unemployment, it will mean a significant shift in the country.
The Labor Government’s “one nation, one country, one visa” mantra will be at risk of being seen as anachronistic and an affront to multiculturalism, says Professor Richard Denniss from the University of Sydney.
“Migration has a huge impact on our economy, particularly on employment, and the impact is likely to be substantial,” he says.
“They’re looking to get out of school and that may well be a challenge. “
“The Government is certainly keen to say that it will not be a burden on the economy, it is not an impediment, and that’s probably a big selling point.” “
Some say they have no option But some are taking a different approach. “
The Government is certainly keen to say that it will not be a burden on the economy, it is not an impediment, and that’s probably a big selling point.”
Some say they have no option But some are taking a different approach.
“Everyone is doing what they can to find a job,” says Daniel Lutz, a construction worker from Melbourne.
“But as long as we are not going to have a net influx, I don’t know what I can do to make a difference.”
But even he said there are no options for him.
“This is what I do.
I’m a construction person, I can’t work from home,” he said.
“And I’m still finding a job.
I have a few friends, but there’s nothing that I can see as an option.”
Many migrant workers are already struggling to find work.
A recent study by the Australia Institute found that, out of the estimated 13 million Australians working in construction, about one in five was unemployed, with many looking for casual work.
“Most are looking for work as construction workers and it’s not good for anyone,” says Professor Dennis.
“Because they’re all going to look at work for a few weeks before they find a permanent job.”
But many migrants have taken to social media to share their stories.
“Some are doing what is best for them,” says Lutz.
“That’s a bit depressing, because it’s a huge responsibility.”
In 2018, more than 40 per cent of the construction industry employed migrant workers, with some of the worst performing industries including construction, mining, and hospitality all being affected by the crisis.
“With so many young people coming to Australia with this mindset, I’m worried for their future,” says Jones.
“You can’t have your head on straight when you’re looking for jobs.”
But there are signs that things are beginning to improve.
The federal Government has announced a $12 million pilot scheme to try and boost the number and diversity of migrant workers.
But the numbers will remain low.
“Myself and a few other people in our group, we have been working in a warehouse and are looking to do some other