AIG demands “war-footing” for return of foreign slaves

More special pleading from the Australian Industry Group:

The federal opposition was fast out of the blocks this week with a major education and training policy announcement, but our severe and growing skills shortages and labour mismatches should be beyond partisan politics.

The federal government has invested hugely in skilling in recent years as well.

What is needed is for all sides of politics to go on a war footing to tackle what is one of the biggest barriers to our COVID economic recovery and to the resumption of real income growth.

Australia, like many other developed economies, is experiencing severe skill shortages. There are shortages across the economy and geography. There is no silver bullet.

At an Ai Group member forum in July, 60 per cent of businesses reported entrenched skill shortages with acute shortages of workers with skills that require lengthy training and development. Looking to the future, 73 per cent of Australian CEOs indicated in our recent survey that they expect to have difficulty finding and retaining skilled labour next year.

And? That offers no context. Unemployment is above 5%. There are NO wage pressures:


Job ads are strong but exaggerated owing to the great resignation.

The AIG demands that both local training and the importation of foreign slaves migrants ramps up but we all know what that means. More of the latter and less of the former leading to declining wages, as well as falling productivity and profits, which the AIG appears unable to grasp.

The only “war-footing” Australia needs is to extinguish special interest group pleading by the likes of AIG whose chairman retains a scandalous conflict of interest in also heading the Migration Council.

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  1. Strange EconomicsMEMBER

    Meanwhile Agriculture announces record year. It appears the shortage of indentured foreign labour (indentured for PRs) is not stopping farm profits. Perhaps they could give up and just pay their workers properly now….

  2. Jumping jack flash

    Wage theft is essential for the business owners to resume raising their incomes without raising their prices, yes.

    But will it be enough to stoke demand for retail and services to stop businesses closing down, and will it be enough to grow the debt pile at the correct rate to prevent its collapse?

    2019 says no.

  3. I thought we had a simple economy, like that of Cameroon or some other African nation, in like 75th position, so what exactly do all these skilled people do and where do we need them? Picking fruit or driving Ubers or cleaning shops and offices, the joke is on them, as coming here and throwing away yr job in your home country to earn crap money and live an expensive life, well I just don’t get why it happens.

  4. The 3 big lies being told on migrant intake.

    This was posted previously / but relevant to this article and various request for facts, so with sources stated & links.

    Now the challenge is how to get these facts out to the wider Australian audience – to expose the lobbyists & the colluding Federal & State ‘bipartisan lies’ on immigration

    And make it a political issue, to get either the LNP or Labor party to see that the first party that identifies with the Australian people in migration is assured election victory. And what do Australians want?

    🔻A massive reduction in migrant intake.
    🔻All of the current migrant PR & TR vetted, and a large component to have their visas cancelled & deported.

    So a paid for page 3 message to Australians across our craven print media, televised Ads on the ABC & SBS that directly expose their bias & lies – and questions in parliament to the immigration minister & narrated statement by the independents? Or a social media campaign / YouTube & other forums to get the truth out.
    The 3 big lies being peddled to Australians to justify even more unskilled non assimilated third world migrant guestworkers are:

    👉🏾#1. We have a skills shortage.
    👉🏾#2. Increased migrant intake is good.
    👉🏾#3. The TR / SCV migrants ‘went back’.

    All lies as shown by the facts & details.

    👉🏾Lie #1 ‘We have a skills shortage’.

    We do not have a skills shortage, and we certainly don’t have a ‘skilled migrant intake’. Never have.

    The only ‘skill’ for the migrant is to falsify a visa application, to pay the agent procurer bribes, to learn how to live & work illegally on a visa pretext, to rort our broken & corrupted border & visa system, to engage an immigration lawyer to churn the visa & then finally run off to the appeals tribunal for a five year extension in being allowed to stay.

    Then once granted a PR – the ‘cash back’ from the agent procurer or the sponsored applicant for chain migration of family / spouses / dependents to repeat the cycle.

    Fact check – PR grants. Skilled migrants.
    Of the 1.4 million+ grants (with most remaining as non Australian PR foreign nationals on sole foreign passports) over the last decade – less than 200k or 14% were ‘skilled’. 1.2 million were not, creating a huge underclass of low & non assimilated non Australian foreign nationals as PR – mostly third world migrants on low incomes, with very high ratios of dependency on Australian taxpayer welfare. That they had made little or no contribution to.

    In addition to 1.4 million PR grants – we have an additional 1.9 million non Australian foreign nationals as TR / SCV foreign nationals onshore today (October 2021).
    (Detail below)
    The TR/ SCV currently onshore total 1.9 million. The skilled category visa within that is only 104,333 and that includes secondary & dependents. The ‘primary’ skilled visa holders are far less than 60,000 & genuine unique skilled (skills not able to be hired in Australia) is estimated at only 10,000.
    So 10,000 genuine unique skilled migrants in 1.9 million…

    Combining all the non Australian foreign nations on a PR, TR, SCV etc gives a total of 3.5 million non Australian foreign nationals living in Australia with 3.3 million unskilled.

    The facts are that Australia has less jobs than a year ago & very high unemployment.

    The ABS says Unemployment is only 4.1%.
    We all know that’s a lie in measurement.

    Roy Morgan says that 8.7% of Australians are unemployed. More than double the ABS.
    October 03 2021 Finding No. 8812

    The latest Roy Morgan data shows 1.27 million Australians unemployed in September 2021 for an unemployment rate of 8.7%, with under-employment of 8.0% (1.16 million).
    Total unemployed or underemployed is 2.43 million or 16.6% non employed.

    More importantly the Australian Workforce jobs are only 14.57 million, below pre-lockdown level in June 2021.
    172,000 less jobs than before & we have nearly 9% unemployed!

    Given a residual of say half a million unemployed who just won’t or can’t work – that still leaves about 2 million Australians / PR unemployed or underemployed.
    And with less jobs & record unemployment.

    Yet we have 1.9 million non Australian third world unskilled migrants onshore on just TR/SCV pretext visas.
    Overshoot from pre virus times….
    These long stay migrant TR / SCV who do the most damage to Australians in job & housing theft DID NOT LEAVE. See facts below.

    And now they are competing against Australians (and the PR non Australian foreign nationals) for less Australian jobs.
    Key points.
    Very high real unemployment.
    Less Australian jobs.
    Migrant intake is almost all unskilled.

    👉🏾Lie #2. Increased migrant intake is economically good.

    Putting aside the PR (much the same) and just dealing with the 1.9 million TR / SCV migrant guestworkers here onshore.

    They facts are that in the last decade of migrant intake – the TR / SCV have (in what otherwise would have been without this intake):
    •Lowered our wages average in comparative terms by 6.8% / costing Australians many tens of billions.
    •Lowered our GDP per Capita in comparative terms by 4.5%.
    •Lowered our productivity in comparative terms by some 5%. Most of the industries these migrant guestworkers participate in has seen dramatic reductions & loss of Australian productivity in world rankings (as is unskilled cash in hand migrant underclass or illegally working labor – rather than say capital investment, employee investment, automation / value add).
    •Are highly concentrated (86% ABS) in non assimilated Sydney & Melbourne migrant enclaves, creating overcrowding, congestion, strain on services & housing.

    They are poor unskilled non assimilated poor English speaking third world migrants.
    They are trafficked into Australia to steal Australian jobs, to occupy Australian housing, any money they have is earned here illegally & used to repay the agent procurer or sent back as remittances.

    They are not a source of capital investment, any money they appear to have is as money laundering mules for the foreign criminal syndicates to be typically washed into acquiring modest Australian housing to run as migrant only cash in hand slumshare, or into vice, drugs & other onshore migrant run criminal enterprise.

    They are a massive economic & social liability to Australian.

    Because – they are third world, unskilled, non assimilated, concentrated, almost all on very low income, not invested in, and create housing & use of infrastructure contention, and so a high impact to our society.

    They are a particularly high impact to Australian employment & wages and our housing.
    And the PR & particularly the TR/SCV intake do not bring capital & as most are participants in the foreign run blackmarket cash economy, they make little if not zero / negative economic & tax contribution.

    👉🏾Lie number #3

    ‘The migrants went back’.

    The temporary resident numbers overall – particularly the categories of those on long stay Temporary visas has NOT declined.

    They didn’t go back.
    1.9 million TR / SCV are still here.

    They used the virus, border closures, didn’t attend classes, increased their illegal work hours & then visa churn to stay in Australia.
    And they are still here in Australia- living & working illegally. See the category detail.

    The only real decline in TR migrants was of about 600,000 in ‘long stay & repeat visitors’ then offset by huge surge in churn onto protection & other visas.
    And most of those long stay & repeat stay visa holders have a condition of entry (Coe) that prohibits them from working illegally in the onshore foreign criminal run migrant cash economy.

    So what we are really being told is…
    We now need to ‘re-import’ many hundreds of thousands of third world unskilled migrants to fill the void of the 600,000 long stay & repeat stay visitors who left.
    Who should not have been working anyway.

    What we are being told is that half of million of more additional migrants will now be allowed in on faux / pretext visas to steal Australian jobs, to further convert our housing into fetid migrant only slums, to add to congestion, environmental impact, filth, squalor, vice, criminal activity.
    And they will be unskilled. They will only add to the migrant cash economy. They will only add to social & economic impact to Australians.

    This is all wrong and needs to be called out.

    Here are the facts & link by each main visa category comparing Dec 2019 to September 2021.

    Comparative numbers.
    Dec 2019, then September 2021 & the difference.

    🔹NZ SCV was 668,687 now 672,659 -3,972
    Much the same number but if masks the continuing trend of aged genuine NZ born returning back to NZ offset by a huge increase & majority of SCV grants to non NZ Asians & Indians to use NZ as an entry point into Australia.

    🔹Foreign Students was 480,543 now 377,785 -102,668
    This hides the real number being closer to 580,000 who are now on ‘other visa categories’ as well as partners & so on on secondary visas, or DFAT & other non DHA categories.
    As we all know they are not an export. Their money is earned here. Most enter in debt to a foreign agent procurer, only the first semester is paid upfront, usually borrowed & then all their ‘fees’ and living costs are from money earned here. Over $9 billion is sent out of Australia by this cohort as foreign remittances or agent procurer debt repayments.
    They are not an export.
    They are a very high cost import, each foreign student or partner costing Australian some $52k each yearly in social & economic costs (unemployed Australians, housing, congestion, higher education costs for Australians as the education sector prostitutes itself as a migrant guestworker visa alibi)
    Human capital value?
    Their progression into a higher income and a professional vocation in their home country or Australia if granted a PR?
    3.9% (Migrant Pathways A Decade On report 2015 – leading to the Productivity Commission later recommending the removal of access to PR)
    That’s right – 96% of all foreign students in Australia fail to ever achieve a professional higher income vocation a decade later.
    Zero / negative human capital value.

    They remain unskilled with their useless falsified diplomas & certificates, often with no international recognition, non assimilated, entrenched in the foreign criminal run migrant black economy.

    🔹Skilled migrants was 119,160, now 104,333 -14,827
    Always marginal & a marginal reduction.
    In fact there are only 76,000 primary skilled and even that’s massively overstated.
    Most of the skilled are usually on a cash back deal by the employer with falsified skills by the migrant (aka Gladys/Darryl)
    The real unique skilled migrants who earn an income above an Australian average? Less than 10,000. We don’t have a skilled intake.
    Nearly 95% of the 1.9 million non Australian migrant TR or SCV are on an unskilled visa category.

    🔹Visitors was 635,109, now is 28,741 -606,368
    Now here is the big reduction, and the big lie being told .
    The Chinese, south East Asians & Indians coming in on long stay or repeat stay visitor visas to live & work illegally.
    Almost all did not have valid work rights in their visa Coe.
    👉🏾And so here is the biggest lie of all.
    It is the reinstatement of these 600,0000 migrants that the government & lobbyists are pushing for.
    And a tacit acceptance by the Government that they were here to live & work illegally on long stay & repeat stay ‘visitor visas’.

    🔹Bridging was 119,655, now 359,981 so +240,326. Up nearly quarter of a million.
    Exploding as their visas expire or they churn onto this racket to extend their stay.

    🔹’Other’ 300,143 210,796 -89,347
    Still a huge number 210,000 made up of a splendid array of niche visa categories – all corrupted.

    And in the 2020 total we can add Temp visa now granted PR to join the conga line for welfare (167,432 grants so +167,432)
    I haven’t added overstayers (+70,000) or DFAT & scholarship/ trade visa bribes & gifting but that’s another (+35,000) or +105,000 in addition.

    Totals (offical DHA visa categories- doesn’t include DFAT or overstayers)
    Dec 2019 2,203,543
    Oct 2021 1,921,727
    Actual reduction onshore -281,816

    And almost of that in the 600,000 plus reduction of illegal working ‘long & repeat stay visitor’ category.
    Other visa categories stayed much the same or went up!

    If you want to cross check the Scanlon source data, then that’s available on their link ‘Temporary visa holders ABS/DHA table’, use the Oct 2021 data link.