Rethinking permanent skilled migration after the pandemic


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Author: Coates, Brendan; Sherrell, Henry; Mackey, Will


Before [Coronavirus Disease 2019] COVID-19, Australia was one of the world's most open countries for migration. In 2019-20, 194,400 people were added to Australia's population via migration. But COVID-19 travel restrictions brought migration to a virtual standstill. This report is about how migration to Australia should change when Australia's borders eventually reopen. It assesses Australia's current migration policies - focusing on the permanent skilled migrant intake - and shows how Australia's migration program can be improved to better serve the interests of the Australian community...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Migration; Policy; Skills and knowledge

Keywords: Policy analysis; Skilled migration; Financial aspects; Regulation; Government role; Recommendations

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Carlton, Victoria: Grattan Institute, 2021

Physical description: 109 p. (report) + 28 p. (briefing pack) + 1 Excel spreadsheet (chart data)

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ISBN: 9780645087949

Resource type: Report, paper or authored book

Document number: TD/TNC 144.641

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