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Australian ad for bricklayer calls for “NO IRISH”

A job ad for a bricklayer in Perth placed on the Australian Gumtree website has attracted criticism for calling for non-Irish applications only. Have you seen other ads like this?

Mon, Mar 12, 2012, 11:16

   

A job ad for a bricklayer in Perth placed on the Australian Gumtree website has attracted a flurry of criticism on Twitter for calling for non-Irish applications only.

The ad, posted on the site last Thursday, reads: “Bricklayer needed start ASAP $250 a day no part time workers and NO IRISH”.

Have you seen other ads like this in Australia or elsewhere?

If you are working in the construction industry in Australia, why do you think an employer would be asking for non-Irish applications only?