Skilled migrants and their families in regional Australia: A Gladstone case study
reportposted on 2017-12-06, 00:00 authored by Roslyn CameronRoslyn Cameron, Scott RichardsonScott Richardson, Trudy DwyerTrudy Dwyer, Ezaz AhmedEzaz Ahmed, Aswini SukumaranAswini Sukumaran
The overall aim of the study was to investigate the contributions of skilled migrants and their families to regional business and communities and to identify the factors which attract and retain skilled migrants in key workforces to regional areas. The research questions driving this investigation were: RQ1: What economic, social and cultural contributions do skilled migrants and their families make to regional business and communities? RQ2: What are the issues encountered by business and migrants? RQ3: What support does business and the community need to provide to ensure they attract and retain skilled migrants and their families in regional areas? RQ4: What support do skilled migrants and their families need to better assist them settle, become active members of communities and remain in regions? RQ5: What are the implications of the study findings for policy and practice?