New government data says no AU ICT skills shortage

The federal Department of Employment and Workplace Relations' latest data on demand for ICT skills will be released early next week, and officials say the new data finds that, overall, there is no shortage of ICT skills in Australia. The new report does, however, find that NSW is experiencing strongest demand for ICT skills and that shortages of some ICT specialisations are still prevalent in some states.

The federal Department of Employment and Workplace Relations' latest data on demand for ICT skills will be released early next week, and officials say the new data finds that, overall, there is no shortage of ICT skills in Australia.

The new report does, however, find that NSW is experiencing strongest demand for ICT skills and that shortages of some ICT specialisations are still prevalent in some states.

The federal election delayed the release of the report, which is based on data collated during May 2004 and October 2003. The document is now undergoing final checks and will be posted to DEWR's Web site "early next week," officials said.

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