IN relation to your front page with a large photograph of a former Dubai citizen writing about “Migrants Underused” (Melville Times, December 26).
A few reminders below will show realities.
Taxpayers in this country pay for 400 hours free English tuition.
No other country will afford that.
Any migrant, visitor, refugee or displaced persons, of which by now are some 60 millions about, will be underused unless he or she does know the host country’s language, rules, regulation and indeed has its qualifications or habits.
Whatever I bring from Russia, South America, Lebanon or Myanmar is of no use here.
How then can those 53.1 per cent respondents expect full employment in Australia with language problems, different qualifications and abilities?
I expect any school student to know that.
I do not understand why a University has to investigate such realities.
I do not even understand such fine words as up-skilling or what a professor for international health is teaching.
Many engineers and journalists are unemployed, education budgets have been reduced and universities continue to train people who in turn find no jobs, even with degrees.
No need for culture shocks. Nobody should believe any fairy tales before arriving in a foreign country; which in our case has more debt than ever before.
But once again the taxpayer will have to pay in the end.
In the future as per universities, think-tanks, consultants and analysts we shall lose some 40 per cent of current job prospects due to automisation.
Additionally we are still running a colonial economy.
Medical cannabis exports or evermore apartment towers will not fix this either.
This is another good reason to reduce population growth, because our current systems are not sustainable.
So much for underusage.