Australia is becoming a stupid country
It is reported that business leaders are looking to the Government to boost the level of skilled professional people, such as engineers, to migrate to Australia.
This is because there is the forecast of a severe shortage of trained people available by the 2023.
This shortage has come about by lack of training of young Australians over a number of years.
In turn, this has been caused by the current Government, deliberately it seems, undermining public universities by starving them of funding.
It is no doubt similar at universities of Australia in all states.
The University of Technology Sydney is in the process of reducing lecturing staff in engineering and science by 30 per cent.
Some years ago, Mr Hawke spoke of Australia becoming a "clever country".
There can be no doubt that the reality is the reverse.
Australia is becoming a very stupid country.
Letter, 1 Nov 2021
WR Maynard, Woy Woy