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Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia, 2006/10/07 - Skilled migrants from all over the world continue to flock to Australia in response to the country's chronic skill shortage. Now, though, a British-produced reality TV show tags along.
Better job opportunities, high standards but affordable costs of living, low cost of housing, safe neighbourhoods, and excellent educational system set against nature's pristine backdrop remain as Australia's selling point for skilled migrants. Seems too good to be true. Especially for young Brit professionals who up to now are the top immigrants to Australia.
The 20-episode BBC Reality TV show initially titled Wanted Down Under will thus follow the lives of five immigrant families from Britain as they settle in Australia and see for themselves just how real the above claims are. Reporting for The West Australian, Melissa Kent has the inside scoop on Wanted Down Under. This week, the show is tailing the Larner family from Reading, near London. Electrician Paul, his wife Gemma and children Coby, 7, and Jorden, 5, have been considering emigrating to Australia for four years and have applied for a skilled migrant visa.
The Larners have already inspected prospective homes in the northern suburbs at par with theirs back home in London, while yesterday Mr. Larner put in a morning’s work with an electrical business in Iluka.
So far, the Larners have positive sentiments towards Perth, Australia. “The roads are a bit scary and the wages are not so good, but Australia offers a better lifestyle and a better upbringing for our children,” Mrs Larner said. “If it was up to Paul we would be out here in a shot but I’m quite homey and family is really important. We will go home and have a good think about it.”
The TV series is set to run in January of 2007. As for now, Australian immigration, whether for Brits or other overseas people, is still strong as ever.
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