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Thursday, August 27

  1. msg Discussion Question 3 message posted Discussion Question 3 The information in the table shows migrant trends in the past 12 months who are entering Australia.…
    Discussion Question 3
    The information in the table shows migrant trends in the past 12 months who are entering Australia. There is a high unemployment rate with 8.8% in India who are skilled workers but there are many factors that are influencing their unemployment rates. Language barriers are a major issue and without speaking the language it becomes very difficult to communicate and therefore is even harder to seek work and maintain a job and employers to employ them.

    For non-speaking English countries, part time employment has increased by 3.3% which is an improvement but this is mainly for individuals who have no skills needed and is generally lower pay and poorer working conditions. These types of jobs do not receive entitlements such as sick leave, holiday pay and maternity leave which is an disadvantage and is not beneficial.

    The global financial crisis has effected employment and has forced both English speaking and non English speaking people out of work and the unemployment rate over the past 12 months has dropped dramatically and full time jobs are harder to obtain and find.

    Is it clear that the number of migrants who are non English speaking are going to find it much harder to find jobs and will become unemployed as a result. There is also an occupation shortage list that has been produced and many hard labour jobs are being giving to migrants even without qualifications that are recognised in Australia.
    2:22 am
  2. msg Discussion Question 3 message posted Discussion Question 3 Australia has many opportunities and has great qualities of education. Australia along with many ot…
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    Australia has many opportunities and has great qualities of education. Australia along with many other countries has a student visa program for students who want to receive foreign higher education and as studying within the country for over three months. This program gives foreign students and individuals major opportunities and allows them to study overseas. This can be done either through the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) or the Commonwealth Register of Courses and Institutions for Overseas Students (CRICOS). The student visa has requirements that need to be for filled and there are different types of student’s visas that can be maintained.

    As Australia’s economy is expanding and education is a major resource for income. The cost of higher education for migrants has been an issue and I agree with Bronte that the Australian government should lower the tuition fees to attract more students to come to the country and study. This is enable the government to earn more income and will boost the economy. The cost of schooling and living is cheaper in Australia then England or America so this is a start to the economy boost.

    The government also lacks in providing adequate care and support for international students and have been taken advantage of by the government by being forced into working fields that they do not no anything about but they are fields that are of urgent needed in work and are mainly trade’s positions. This will enable them to gain an Australian citizenship for working in these job areas.

    A also agree like Samantha Bacci with Georgia that ‘living requirements for overseas students who want to carry out their education studies in Australia can be very financially demanding”. This is why many students are coming to Australia to continue with their studies.

    The government is not successfully responding to these issues and needs to address these problems more efficiently. The government needs to put more support in funding migrant students who are finding it difficult to own a proper income for schooling and living costs.
    1:39 am

Monday, August 24

  1. msg Discussion Question 2 message posted Discussion Question 2 I don’t agree with this statement "Australia's claim to be culturally diverse is a myth".…
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    I don’t agree with this statement "Australia's claim to be culturally diverse is a myth". I believe that Australia is a very cultural diverse country and I agree with Bronte. I also agree with the statement that was made by Ellen and Louisa “just because Australia claims to be culturally diverse doesn’t necessarily mean that majority of society is accepting of it”.

    In our day to day lives we run into many different people and the majority of them do not have an Australian background but would have migrated to Australia in the early years. Australia has a vast variety or cultures living within it and can be accepting. Australia is also very stereotyped in the way that there are classifications in where people choose to live.
    I.e. Bankstown in known for Lebanese or Middle Eastern cultures, the Sutherland Shire is known for Australian people, Campsie is many known for people with an Asian background and so forth.

    Across Sydney the expansion or cultural diversity has developed and changed by having many different various restaurants that have the cuisines of different cultures and can cater for most people. The tolerance of culture diversity has become a major issue not only in Australia but world wide and terrorism has resulted. Events such as 9/11 have shown destruction world wide and displays that cultural diversity is negative.

    In conclusion Australia is a very accepting country and Australia is recognised for its cultural diversity and I do agree with the statement made that “Australia's claim to be culturally diverse is a myth”.
    1:23 am
  2. msg Discussion Question 1 message posted Discussion Question 1 Mr Kiane’s case is one of many migrant cases that are facing a high level of disadvantages with the…
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    Mr Kiane’s case is one of many migrant cases that are facing a high level of disadvantages with the Australian immigration process. The department of immigration and citizenship is a government department that severed injustice towards Mr Kiane and his family.

    There was some progress made for migrants which was because of legislations such as the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW) but the Australian government has not made other significant progress since the 1970’s and in the past few years the Australian Government has managed to work backwards by closing refugee advice centres and the New South Wales Refugee Advice and Casework Service’s.

    Migrants face numerous amounts of disadvantages ranging from social isolation due to low social economic statues, language barriers which soon arise problems with communication and interpretation. The Australian government has the most failure in accommodating migrant’s needs and has left migrants with many disadvantages as a result.

    There is need for improvement within government policies and migrants needs to be treated fairly and as equally as Australian citizens. Migrants suffer from many challenges whilst entering the country. The legal process is hard to understand and they are mostly unaware of their rights and what they are entitled to. They also may find it difficult to have a court hearing because of social economic standards and advice from the Legal Aid Commission is not provided to a migrant whilst during a dispute.

    There are many disadvantages that are being faced and in the above case it is clear that there were major complications within the legal process and it took four and a half years in the process. The appeal process took a long time and made it more difficult to have a hearing.

    - It was likely that Mr Kiane did not speak much English and was unlikely to understand the legal process or the courts system.
    - This case took four and half years which made the situation harder for Mr Kiane to cope with and formed a mental illness which later resulted in death.
    - He was unaware of his rights within the legal process and would have found it hard to seek legal advice or any legal aid.

    Since 1996 the Australian Immigration Commission has not successfully helped immigration victims and as a result there have been cases were families have been separated and in the above case death has been a result. The Australian government needs to improve the legal advice systems in order to let migrants be treated fairly.
    12:47 am

Wednesday, August 19

Tuesday, August 18

  1. msg Discussion Question 3 message posted Discussion Question 3 The government needs to have tighter controls and monitoring of both the migration agents and priva…
    Discussion Question 3
    The government needs to have tighter controls and monitoring of both the migration agents and private colleges to ensure that international students are not exploited.
    The government needs to keep constantly checking the accreditations of the courses’ content and teaching qualifications of staff at the private colleges. The government also could offer financial support to the colleges in order for them to comply with acceptable standards. There should also be ways of monitoring ongoing success of students so they are not repeating courses that are out of their league in order for the colleges to keep charging them fees to re-do the course.
    The government should also find ways of monitoring the migration agents to ensure student’s basic rights are being met. For example, each student should have his or her own private area in the accommodation site. The situation currently is that many over seas students are paying double the fees to study internationally and still ending up with cramped, inequitable living conditions where up to four people can be sharing one bedroom.
    Finally, the government should also subsidise Australian Universities so that Australian students do not loose their place at uni, to overseas students who are prepared to pay double the fees. By subsidising this, it is stopping higher education from simply being viewed as a ‘money earner’ by universities.
    2:43 am
  2. msg Discussion Question 3 message posted Discussion Question 3 The statistics illustrated in the table above, convey that many migrants from non-English speakin…
    Discussion Question 3

    The statistics illustrated in the table above, convey that many migrants from non-English speaking countries have been more affected by the current global recession.

    Naturally, migrants who do not have the ability to speak English, may find themselves in lower paying, lower-skill requiring jobs. Therefore as they may be part of a large manufacturing company for example, migrants who do not speak English are more likely to be at risk of loosing their job when a decreased level in demand results in companies laying off their workers. Compare this to those workers who are fluent English speakers and it conveyed through the graph that those from New Zealand (an English speaking nation) had a much lower increased rate of unemployment than India (a non-English speaking nation). The differences were apparent differing by 1.8%. It is inevitable that those who speak fluent English are more likely to be accepted into higher skilled-based occupations such as law, medicine or business. A further note to add is that people migrating from an English-speaking nation have a greater chance in having their qualifications transferred and finding a similar job matching their accreditations. This differs to many non-speaking migrants who are forced to work in occupations well below their skill level that they were accredited for in their origin country.

    While Australia’s unemployment rate as a whole has increased a mere amount to 5-6%, the unemployment rate for non-main English speaking countries stands at 8.4% further proving the points stated above.
    2:43 am

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