MIGRANT & REFUGEE EMPLOYMENT EXPO OFFERS JOB ADVICE
Good news for refugees, permanent resident migrants and potential workers with holiday visas; next month Sydney’s Multicultural Community Services will hold a refugee and migrant employment expo.
Event organizers say they’re hoping to attract people looking for work opportunities or brand new career pathways.
It’s not a job fair as such and employers won’t be there looking for candidates to fill positions, it’s more a “how to find work” expo with tips and information on ways to score good jobs and careers in Australia.
Information will also be available for those with foreign skills and qualifications who wish to utilize their knowledge and expertise in the Australian workforce.
For those still struggling to find work, they will learn much about government financial support networks plus apprenticeships and traineeship options.
If you’re looking for contacts, new careers or advice on applying for jobs, organizers say you should go home armed with valuable information and contact details in various industries.
The one day event kicks off May 22 from 10am to 2pm at the Auditorium, Level 2, Randwick TAFE, King Street, Randwick.
Organizations wishing to participate can contact Vishal Sonule Community Project Officer at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The flyer can be downloaded by clicking here
AUSTRALIA THE NUMBER ONE EMIGRATION DESTINATION FOR BRITS
Cost of living, bad weather, unemployment and rising crime are among the many reasons 48-percent of Brits would like to leave the UK.
Brits say Australia is their number one destination of choice, followed by the US of A, Canada and New Zealand.
A recent poll conducted for the Sun newspaper also found 6-percent of Brits were actively making plans to leave the country and a whopping 42-percent were seriously considering it. Cost of living was named by 52-percent as a good reason to get out.
A surprising three in five fear life will be worse for their kids and only 13-percent think it will be better.
YouGov say they polled 1,650 adults and found 11-percent actually listed British people as a major reason for getting out, while 11-percent claimed absolutely nothing could make them leave good ole Blimey.
Weather scored 37-percent, job availability 31-percent and crime 27-percent. Britain’s lush country would be missed by 25-percent, the National Health Scheme (NHS) by 19-percent and British “telly” by a merger 10-percent.
Nothing else about life rated double digits. Pollution, the environment and standard of living were also listed as good reasons for emigrating.
The YouGov survey also found a marked shift in attitudes to emigration. While almost half of Brits would consider leaving the nation, just 20-percent say their parents, grandparents or great-grandparents moved to Britain from overseas.
Looking to immigrate to Australia? Get a step closer at Down Under Live in Birmingham May 26th and 27th or contact Immigration Lawyers Solutions.
SYDNEY HOSTS THE COMMONWEALTH LAWYERS' ASSOCIATION REGIONAL LAW CONFERENCE
“The Commonwealth Lawyers’ Association (CLA) exists to maintain and promote the rule of law throughout the Commonwealth by ensuring that an independent and efficient legal profession serves the people of the Commonwealth.”
The CLA Regional Law Conference kicked off Friday April 19, at the downtown Sydney Convention Centre and ended Sunday 22, 2012.
For lawyers the 3-day legal forum lent a unique opportunity to learn from leading professionals in various legal fields, as well as judiciaries from around the globe.
Current trends in Corporate & Commercial Law, Human Rights Law, The Legal & Judicial Profession and other contemporary legal topics were high on the agenda with a particular emphasis on Australia and the wider Pacific region.
Boma Ozobia, a dynamic legal professional with over 24-years experience in international and commercial law, headed the Commonwealth Lawyers Association. Ms Ozobia is the first woman of colour to hold the presidency. She also made legal history when she became the first woman of a minority ethnicity to be nominated to the national Chair of the Association of Women Solicitors in the UK.
Dato Cyrus Das, Honorary Life President of the Commonwealth Lawyers Association, chaired the Rule of Law & the Commonwealth Principles – Terrorism Emergency Laws & Human Rights session. Australia’s Attorney General Nicola Roxon and Andrew Lynch, Professor in the UNSW Faculty of Law spoke at the session.
Lynch a leading expert in matters of public law and counter-terrorism legislation is the co-author of the book: What Price Security? Taking Stock of Australia’s Anti-Terror Law and co-edited of Law and Liberty in the War on Terror.
Consulting Lawyer for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange flew in from London for the 3-day legal conference. On the opening day Jennifer Robinson presented at the: Lawyers On the Front Line session.
In an impressive legal presentation the human rights attorney discussed “cablegate” and Mr Assange’s exhausting legal battle against extradition to Sweden where he is to face sex crime allegations.
Prior to take off from the UK, Ms Robinson discovered she had been placed on an “inhibited list” which prevents passengers from flying without the OK of London based Australia House. Attorney General Nicola Roxon who was present at the Sydney Law Conference later denied knowledge or involvement of any temporarty travel restrictions.
During the latter part of the session during a brief Q & A chaired by Dato Cyrus Das, Ms Robinson directly addressed speaker Nicola Roxon, questioning her about the Heathrow incident as well as the plight of Julian Assange.
On Sunday prior to the 1pm close Andrew Khoo Chin Hock Chair of the Bar Council’s Human Right Committee Malaysia was one of two speakers at the Freedom of Movement, Refugees & Economic Migration session. Khoo is a champion of undocumented migrant worker and illegal immigrant rights in his country and fights tirelessly for a staggering overflow of Myanmar asylum seekers still battling for refugee status in Malaysia.
A gala dinner was held Saturday night to celebrate the gathering and a rousing 1pm close Sunday ended the 3-day law forum.
Next year the 18th Annual Commonwealth Lawyers’ Association Conference meets in Cape Town, South Africa April 14-18, 2013.