Government funding to boost skilled migrant recruitment

THE South Australian Government has extended a $600,000 funding grant to boost skilled and business migrant numbers across the state.

The funding will be used to carry out overseas missions in targeted locations as well as localised marketing strategies to highlight lifestyle opportunities in South Australia.

Minister for manufacturing, innovation and trade Tom Kenyon said there is substantial contributions to Australian economic growth.

“Skilled and business migrants create further investment opportunities, jobs and greater industry capability,” Mr Kenyon said.

“In particular, we’re seeking to build and maintain relationships with migration agents in China to strengthen our mutual alliance and benefit from the opportunities available as a result, across industry, business and community sectors.”

A focus on migration may help to fill skills shortages, potentially offering some relief to South Australia’s resource and related industries.

Nominations closing soon for 2013 Safe Work Awards

NOMINATIONS for South Australia’s annual awards recognising excellence in workplace health and safety will close this Friday, 5 July 2013.

The 2013 Safe Work Awards ceremony will be held on 1 November 2013 to celebrate the achievements of organisations and individuals in delivering outstanding OH&S outcomes through innovation, leadership and commitment.

Categories for award winners include:

  • Best Workplace Health and Safety Management System;
  • Best Solution to an Identified Workplace Health and Safety Issue;
  • Best Workplace Health and Safety Practices in a Small Business; and
  • Best Individual Contribution to Workplace Health and Safety.

AMMA members are encouraged to submit their nominations for the 2013 Safe Work Awards. For more information, click here.