Symposium considers Australia’s distribution challenge

On March 23, Welcoming Cities convened its third national symposium in the City of Adelaide. The event brought together international, national and local migration experts, policy-makers, researchers, local government professionals and civic leaders to discuss leading approaches to social cohesion and economic development.

Big city bias in immigration programme hurts regional Australia and will cripple our third biggest export market

This month marks the introduction of the final stages of the Federal Government’s changes to the immigration programme that were announced in April 2017. Migration Solutions release a report today called ‘Home: right people, right skills, right place, right policy’, using research undertaken by the South Australian Centre for Economic Studies (SACES) at The University …

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Home – achieving our state’s goals for growth and prosperity for all South Australians

Population growth is a proven stimulant for economic growth, however, given the exodus of productive workers interstate, declining natural population growth and legislation changes that limit immigration, South Australia’s population will start to decline in 3 – 5 years and is unlikely to achieve its 2027 population target of 2 million. This Migration Report presents …

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No boost for state’s population

Federal Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton has poured cold water over calls for migration rules to be changed to help South Australia attract more immigrants.

Illegal Migrants

The 60,000 illegal migrants compromising Australia’s security and economy.

Father being forced to return to India and leave family in Australia pleads Immigration Department for permanent residency

FOUR-YEAR-OLD Angadvir Gre­wal is too young to realise what is happening to his family. His parents, Harpreet Grewal and Rupinder Kaur Dhindsa, have tried in vain to explain to their little boy that his father is being forced to leave the country and return to India – a move that could result in the youngster …

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Pilot may help with regional barriers

AUSTRALIAN regions are being disadvantaged by a one-size-fits-all approach to migration, according to Migration Solutions managing director Mark Glazbrook.

South Australia Centre for Economic Studies – Report 3: Policy Solutions

On 21 September, the South Australian Centre for Economic Studies released ‘Report 3: Policy Change’. It is the last in a series investigating ‘The Potential Benefits of Reforming Migration Policies to Address South Australia’s needs‘. Report 3 reviewed some of the economic contexts in which the current system of regulation of labour migration operates in …

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New resident rules ‘hinder’ work chances

The Turnbull government’s package of reforms, announced on and backdated to April 20, mean Mr Jazayeri’s eligibility for citizenship on May 20 is invalid and he must wait another three years ­before he can become an Australian.

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