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Is Brexit good for Australians?

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Visa free travel and work for Aussies or will Australia be flooded by Poms?
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If Brexit is successful, its leaders have promised an “Australian-style points-based immigration system” that would put an annual cap on visas, with about one-third going to skilled migrants.
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They need to sit down and discuss the pros and the cons. I am always for self governing and control over your own trade, but the time has to be right. You cannot ruin the country rushing change.
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Some 1500 Australian companies are active in the UK, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade says, and the European headquarters for most of Australia's businesses are in London, employing thousands of staff.
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Commonwealth countries like Australia, with its deep historical ties, are most likely to benefit if and when the UK starts to dismantle its EU participation. This could see a welcome reversal of the current trend, which has seen a 40 per cent drop in the number of Aussies working in the UK since 2008, after visa requirements and jobs were changed to favor euro zone residents.
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