Immigration Updates - Australia
TIER 2 VISAS AUSTRALIAN PARAMEDICS FOR UK IMMIGRATION
Australian- born paramedics are relocating to Britain in a growing number ofTier 2 Visas which is making Australian ambulance Union heated. The lives are being put at risk as locals are choosing to work overseas instead of remaining in Australia. The reason for the migration is due to the better pay, interesting work, and improvised work conditions. Aiming the recruitment of the experienced paramedics and recent graduates Britain has arranged 3 campaigns in Australia.
By September 2016, a good number of Aussies are going to relocate due to the promise of a better pay, generous relocation packages and free traveling. Seeing this Gerard Hayes, Secretary for Australia’s Health Service Union (NSW) said that, "There are critical consequences of the Aussie paramedic exodus."
For Queen’s 90th birthday Australia’s Governor General visited Britain and appreciated the contribution of Australian paramedics who have recently shifted to Britain on Tier to visa are making in Britain. They visited the London Ambulance Service’s Emergency Control Room in Central London.
Seeing that, Gerard Hayes added to his comment that, "While it's good that the Governor-General recognizes the skill of Australian paramedics, it's just been announced by NSW's Health Minister that there will be 100 new paramedics joining the ranks, but in fact about 800 are needed. When some of our best and brightest see better opportunities elsewhere, it puts an extra drain on our services."
President of the Australian Paramedics Association NSW, Stephen Pearce, said that "Our concern is that new recruits that do their paramedic degree can't get jobs." He also added, “"We are proud of them as well, but we would rather be proud of them working in Australia."
Amir Samuel, acting President of Australian Paramedics Association reveals that there is not much demand for fresh graduates in Australia. The staff is ‘overstretched’. The drain of employees is due to lack of opportunities for the Australian recent graduates in their state- based Ambulance Service.