Lowy Institute identifies need for skilled migration reform

The Lowy Institute for International Policy has released a report assessing the benefits and challenges of contemporary economic and skilled migration in Australia, Economic Migration and Australia in the 21st Century. The report finds that while increased intakes of skilled immigrants have assisted structural transitions in Australia’s economy and delivered tangible benefits, significant challenges have…

Productivity Commission report on migration released

The government has released the Productivity Commission’s report on ‘Migrant Intake into Australia’, after receiving it in April. The report calls for reforms to the country’s immigration system, to better target younger, more skilled migrants, with better English skills. The report is emphatic that migration is good for both the economy and the budget, but firmly…