Benefits of skilled migration programs for regional Australia: perspectives from the Northern Territory


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Author: Taylor, Andrew; Bell, Lauren; Gerritsen, Rolf


Skilled migration has long been at the forefront of policies for engendering population and regional economic growth in developed nations like Australia. Indeed a rapid growth in the size of the skilled migrant intake during the past 30 years has seen skilled migration visa numbers outstrip the combined permanent intake from other migration streams. The Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) and State Specific Regional Migration (SSRM) schemes have been enacted and progressively altered in order to attract skilled migrants to regional areas of Australia. Nevertheless, population and...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Migration; Skills and knowledge; Demographics; Evaluation; Employment; Labour market; Participation

Keywords: Skilled migration; Regional; Skill needs; Program evaluation; Labour force participation; Labour turnover; Labour shortage; Skill shortage; Migrants

Geographic subjects: Northern Territory; Australia; Oceania

Published: [Lismore, New South Wales]: Southern Cross University, 2014

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Journal volume: 16

Journal number: 1

Journal date: 2014

Pages: pp. 1-23

ISSN: 2202-4883

Statement of responsibility: Andrew J. Taylor, Lauren Bell, Rolf Gerritsen

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Document number: TD/TNC 115.730

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