Nathan wrote:Why the generalisation that migrants are unskilled, uneducated, and speak little English?
I know quite a few people from the Indian sub-continent and there abouts.
Indians, Pakistanis, Bangladeshis, Sri Lankans, Afghans..quite a few of them have migrated here, studied and got their degrees.
Not one of them has a job in the field they've studied. 9/10 of them have really poor English language skills. But when you're parents are paying the University fees up front, that doesn't matter..all that does is $$$$.
Two of them, one Pakistani one Indian, have very good English skills, all be it with an accent of course. But they studied in an English college back home when they were kids. The majority don't.
Several of them have left and gone to Melbourne and Sydney, where the jobs are.
The rest are here, working in McDonalds(no kidding), driving taxis, driving buses, working as security guards, and other basic jobs.
But they studied and got degrees right? But there's no jobs in this state.
Great, we've got more diversity now. But hey, no decent jobs for you either, so either get a crappy job as a casual paying crap wages below award rates because the corporation you work for has had an unfair EBA passed(and they all virtually have), or join the unemployment lines at Centre Link.
So what's wrong with wanting government to worry about our own people first, wanting them to create employment opportunities for South Australians first and foremost, and then worry about migrant quotas?
The state government can come up with a 100 year plan for Adelaide if they want. But it's all meaningless bullshit unless there is a thriving economy with jobs.
The job market shouldn't look the way it does, it should be employers crying out and desperate for workers, not the other way around. We don't have a healthy economic situation in this state.