They blame the pandemic but ignore the other problem – Australia’s fertility rate is less than 1.8, meaning negative population growth from births.
Australia shut its borders for more than two years during the pandemic, but it also blocked access to potential workers and it’s desperate to have them back.
They think they will solve this shortage by importing immigrants – which is what every other country in the world is trying to do.
Australia, though, has another problem with that – for most visas, you must be under age 45 or 55. If older, you generally cannot immigrate to Australia.
Australia doesn’t understand its worker shortage problem.