A possie in Aussie

January 5, 2009

‘PR’, the best address

Filed under: Permanency — Nayano @ 7:45 am
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They call it ‘PR’. I learnt that way to refer to ‘Permanent Residence’  because I talk with a lot of migrants on temporary visas – like the 457 -who talk about nothing else. None ever mistake ‘PR’ for ‘public relations’.

People will do almost anything for it – making them open to scams such as that described in ‘Foreign students exploited’ on 23 December in the Straits Times.

The Immigration Minister recently announced that the Critical Skills list has been changed – causing thousands of students who had signed up for TAFE courses in the ‘old’ critical skills such as commercial cookery to rush to change their enrolments.

There are many students in Australian educational courses who are completing them solely to get PR.



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