Now Australia wants to lure our nurses with jobs

Claire Murphy, Evening Herald, August 24, 2011 First they came for our builders, now the Australian government wants to lure hundreds of Irish nurses Down Under with permanent job contracts. Officials from New South Wales are embarking on a recruitment drive to hire up to 200 Irish nurses. The move is part of a programme over the next four years to recruit 1,400 nursing professionals as part of a massive expansion programme by the Australian health services. The jobs in the largest state in Australia, which includes Sydney, are being offered in the areas of mental health, midwifery and intensive care. ... Now