South Australia Centre for Economic Studies – Report 1: Key Challenges

On 19th April, the South Australian Centre for Economic Studies released ‘Report 1: Key challenges. The potential benefits of reforming migration policies to address South Australia’s needs’.  The Report identifies the key economic and business development challenges faced by South Australia in light of the federal immigration policy environment.

This Report, the first in a series of three, gathered evidence from businesses and organisations representing business in South Australia; particularly regional areas, and analysed this with secondary data about key demographic trends in South Australia, the structure of the South Australian economy, including wages and costs of living, demographic and migration statistics.

The research specifically focussed on barriers that current visa regulations may impose on utilising international migration to the benefit of the SA economy and aspects of the migration system that may be less effective for South Australian businesses relative to those in more populous, higher wage, states.  In doing so, it not only considered skilled labour migration, but also business, student, and temporary graduate student visa access.

Migration Solutions is proud to be associated with this Report, along with key South Australian businesses, and regional development and business associations in South Australia and nationally, including:

  • Thomas Foods International
  • RDA Murraylands and Riverland
  • Shahin Enterprises
  • Local Government Association of SA
  • Education Adelaide
  • The Population Institute of Australia
  • The Urban Development Institute of Australia
  • The Property Council SA
  • Migration Institute of Australia
  • BDO Australia

You can read the full report here.

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