Do we need more foreign workers
Topic: Mad in Queensland
I have created this blog to encourage visitors to comment
on what they perceive as 'fair-go-mate,' regards your visitors status in a country, not your normal home country or one you have legally become a resident. I do not know enough regards the immigration status regards my own country, Australia, let alone anyone else’s.
In recent years the Australian Federal Government has imprisoned those who do not have the correct papers to say they have permission to stay. The do-gooders could be correct in saying these people do not belong in jail, just to make themselves popular with the rest of the world. We have had freedoms or appear to have freedoms that the rest of the world may not...like women having a freedom in a marriage to seek, and have, work outside the home, and actually keep some of the earned money for her own personal use. I had to hide money to pay for needs such as food, clothing, and school requirements, from my Spouse, or it all would have gone on his 'beer, smokes, and needy mates!'
My children learned from my behaviours, not to broadcast to the world, if you have a little money left over, invest it so as the money will work for you, not against you. This is the case with loans from 'credit cards,' 'banks that keep adding extra charges,' and last but not least, 'loan sharks!'
I have worked in fruit-packing sheds, in the field, on the shop/grocery floor, and for an exporter of sheep and goat meat. side by side with local born or legal immigrants, as well as visitors, both legal and illegal. At times the labour shortage gave the employer a headache, but he/she soon found a solution with back packers willing and waiting to fill the positions.
Some Asian workers protested that the British Back Packers had an unfair advantage, but I could not see that, as the Ladies who were claiming this 'unfair advantage,' were 'sponsored migrants.' Put in a nut shell, the ones who spoke to me had come to Australia with their Spouse/Sponsor, one husband was Canadian, other New Zealand, with jobs first one in the mines, and other self-financed & hustler who sold 'shares in a dodgy Tea-Tree Oil Company! Strange to say, when the 2 year waiting period was up, they got their 'citizenship,' then the young lass, under 40 years of age, separated from her then 'Spouse,' claiming he had moved to the spare room etc.. and it was shortly after that she was able to claim a pension, as she had young daughters in her care, as well as our government's subsidised housing. Couple of years later she had found a new partner who had been born here. They got along well, & prospered financially as both were hard, diligent workers, last time I saw them, six years ago now. Boy, time flies.
This is my limited experience of immigrants who I have met & mingled with, now many more have take on the jobs in our 'foreign owned,' meat processing plants. "A news report just posted today, "Israel to import more live cattle from Australia!" I will leave that for you, dear reader, to comment on....
Posted by aussiepod
at 2:57 PM EADT
Updated: Thursday, 8 June 2006 8:43 PM EADT