Labor promises $5 million to improve translation services for older people in Australia

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John Rawlins  Identity Verified
Spain
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Don't get too excited Aug 14, 2010

I doubt that interpreters would see too much of this money. In all likelihood, the new government would appoint a couple of agencies with the right political connections and these would skim the cream from the contracts and offer interpreters low rates.

 

Soonthon LUPKITARO(Ph.D.)  Identity Verified
Thailand
Local time: 06:56
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I did their jobs Aug 14, 2010

John Rawlins wrote:
I doubt that interpreters would see too much of this money. In all likelihood, the new government would appoint a couple of agencies with the right political connections and these would skim the cream from the contracts and offer interpreters low rates.

I totally agree with John. I did many jobs in this country and found that agency rates were large but freelancer rates were small. Is this feature only for Asian language pairs?

Best regards,
Soonthon Lupkitaro


 


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