Migration and labour markets
Policies to boost prosperity for all
Past Intergenerational Reports under-projected the rate of migration. Will next week’s report do the same?
Successive IGRs have projected ever-faster declining rates of net overseas migration as a share of the population, yet the actual rate of net overseas…
With Australia’s borders closed because of the pandemic, it’s no wonder that migration is at an all-time low. Yet the COVID crisis provides a…
There is too much emphasis on migrant numbers, and not enough on who we choose. The focus should be on age and long-term skills.
Skill shortages are no basis for picking permanent migrants
Instead of selecting permanent migrants on the basis of temporary skills shortages, the government should assess skilled migration simply by looking at wages.