Category - Labour mobility and migration

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Helping APTC trades graduates to migrate to Australia: why, how and when

Despite the fact that the Australia Pacific Training Coalition (APTC) is meant to promote labour mobility, and despite the desire of most of its students to migrate, few of its graduates have actually moved to Australia for work. APTC’s most recent efforts to promote labour mobility have focused on...

Aid and development Labour mobility and migration Pacific and PNG Pacific migration and labour mobility

APTC graduates finding it increasingly difficult to find employment

The Australia Pacific Training Coalition (APTC) is a major Australian government foreign aid initiative, commencing in 2008, that has spent over $350 million, and has turned out over 15,000 graduates with Australian qualifications in skilled occupations from carpentry to plumbing, cooking, and...

Aid and development Labour mobility and migration Pacific and PNG Pacific migration and labour mobility

The NZ pathway: how and why Samoans migrate to Australia – part two

In the first blog in this two-part series, we showed that net migration rates to Australia and New Zealand from Samoa are about equal, but that nearly all Samoans who migrate to Australia (96%) do so after becoming citizens of New Zealand. Clearly, Samoans migrate to New Zealand because they can...

Aid and development Labour mobility and migration Pacific and PNG Pacific migration and labour mobility

The NZ pathway: how and why Samoans migrate to Australia – part one

First-generation migrants make up 30% of the Australian population. But those from the Pacific make up only slightly more than half of one percent of the Australian population. Almost half of our Pacific immigrants are from Fiji, and one-fifth from Samoa. It is not surprising that Fijians dominate...