Corrupt politicians keep pilots on skilled shortage list

Australia’s corrupted ‘skilled’ visa system has been exposed again, this time by the airline industry which are still allowed to employ foreign pilots under the guise of ‘skills shortages’ while 40% of local pilots have been forced to find work outside of the industry:

Rapidly expanding airline Regional Express could ­recruit foreign pilots for its new routes from Sydney to Melbourne and Brisbane despite 40 per cent of local captains and first officers still being out of work.

The Singapore-controlled airline is currently seeking dozens of pilots to fly the six 737s it is adding to its fleet.

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