The dollar drag on our knowledge elite

Toxic economic forces and government short-sightedness are jeopardising Australia’s ‘high-skill, high-wage’ future.

The tide is changing very quickly for the Australian labour market and threatening to leave the Abbott Government’s approach to research, innovation and tertiary education stranded.

The problem, which has been apparent for some time, is a that while unemployment grows, so too does the demand for more highly skilled labour -- the kind our university system and the skilled migration program are, between them, supposed to provide.

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