ANNOUNCEMENT 29 Aug 2014In August 2014, the government of Australia announced a change for the labour market access of foreign workers.
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Article - Employers in Northern Australia to get concessions on overseas workers
AUSTRALIA: Designated area migration program to loosen restrictions on overseas workers
Foreign worker plan to boost Aussie jobs
Local migration agreements to provide economic boosts
On 29 August 2014, the Australian Government announced plans to launch a pilot Designated Area Migration Agreements (Dama) Program in Darwin in the Northern Territory. Its purpose is to attract semi-skilled guest workers, for example truck drivers, cooks, childcare workers, in order to combat labor shortages.
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