February 04, 2004

Australians prefer to work overseas

According to this article in "The Age", some new generation Australians have these to say about their country:

"I love a sunburnt country, but I'd really rather live and work elsewhere."

"Our child will be exposed to an array of experiences; Australia is not going to be able to provide more for my child."

According to figures from the Department of Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs, the number of Australians moving overseas on a permanent or long-term basis has grown steadily from 74,000 a year in 1993 to almost 120,000 last year, many of them heading to the commercial hot spots of London, New York, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Frankfurt. Almost 1 million Australians are currently living overseas. Now there is a growing concern that some of the bright Australians emigrated abroad might never come back to their native land.

Via Lost in Transit.


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