AUSTRALIA: Situation Vacant

Page after page of the Sydney Morning Herald spelled out the No. 1 problem of Australia: the labor shortage. In one day last week the paper carried 68 columns of finely printed "situations vacant" ads. Government rolls listed 47,000 unfilled jobs, and thousands more were not listed at all. A few years ago the well-protected Australian worker would have rent the air with redundant obscenities if an Englishman or Scot competed with him for a job. Now even a Sydney wharfie knows that foreign workers are needed.

To lure them Down Under is...

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