I was born in Australia, and I am caucasian with blond hair and a hard working attitude. I have a degree from university, and a Business certificate 3 from TAFE. Up until last month, I was earning $25,000 per year working 25 hours a week in a part time job. It's enough money for me to get by if I don't go crazy with spending. I save anything from $50 to $100 per week after paying off rent, food, fuel, bills, and credit card payments. Money is only more plentiful if I get between 30 to 40 hours a week, like I was getting earlier in the year.In Australia dark skin person are discriminated in every walk of life, and people with master and phd degrees in developing nations are forced to do manual labour jobs as very few jobs are available, for many people Australian Visa has become a back door entry for low wage manual jobs like car wash, toilet cleaning, and driving taxis, even after sending thousands of job application they fail to secure any jobs, if this hell is called paradise, than its much better to live with pride in your own country.
Had I known when I was 16 or 17 that I would have to start working casual and part-time jobs, so that I could get a full-time job by the time I was 20, then my current situation would be a whole lot better. In the meantime, I have to compete with other people for those jobs that allow 40 hours a week to earn a decent weekly pay. Never mind those professional jobs that are out there that need well trained personnel, I am going after jobs that have a high staff turnover. You can't tell me that my race will help me get a job, simply because I have a certificate in "typing up documents on a computer", or a bachelor in "researching stuff that other people have already researched".
If you come to my country with a degree as a doctor or whatever it is from your country, why did you leave your country? The degree may matter little to my country, where standards are much higher here for someone to obtain a degree for important jobs. Plus, you are taking away from your country by taking your skills overseas, whilst leaving your country with one less professional person to overcome strife.
I am offended by the fact that you think that just applying for a professional job means that you are going to get it. Sounds to me that you think the standards in Australia are so low that anyone can walk in to a job, no matter what it requires.