Some commentators are highly critical of mining companies and the Gillard government’s plans to import foreign workers to work on remote mine sites, but is the choice really an “either/or” one when it comes to prioritising Australian workers over foreign nationals?
Dr. Chris Wright from the Centre for Workforce Futures, at Macquarie
University, says the balance might just be right.
Tim Brunero spoke to Dr. Wright about the issue.
Producer: Tim Brunero