Australian state plans to poach 31,000 British doctors, police officers and teachers

Western Australia will send delegation to UK this month in bid to lure underpaid UK workers

Jon Stone
Policy Correspondent
Thursday 16 February 2023 09:09 GMT
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A sparsely-populated Australian state is to try and poach 31,000 British workers with the promise of high wages and a lower cost of living.

A delegation from Western Australia will visit the UK later this month in a bid to recruit doctors, police officers and teachers.

Australian officials are planning to stress that they can outdo low British wages, which have not risen across the board in real terms since the 2008 financial crisis.

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