overseas migration

Australian Migration Rates Increase 18 Percent

By |October 7th, 2012|

The latest report from the Australian Bureau of Statistics has shown a two year high in Australian immigration.

The net overseas migration for the year ending in March showed an 18% increase on the same period last year, almost 200,000. The report also showed the country’s entire population surpassing 22.5 million, with 57% of the growth being attributed to Australian immigration.

Western Australia’s massive mining industry fuelled the fastest population growth in the country, with more than 70,000 people, over 3%, moving there last year.

Every other Australian state recorded a population growth in the past year but analysts are claiming the lure of high paid, abundant opportunity in the mines of Western Australia and even Queensland to a certain extent, have left New South Wales struggling to attract newcomers. […]

Planning for the 2012-2013 Migration Program

By |May 14th, 2012|

With the Australian government soon to announce the 2012–13 Migration Program,we thought it may be useful to explain how the government plans for and determines the migration program’s size and composition.

As you’ll have probably guessed, there are many more people wanting to migrate to Australia permanently than the country can accommodate. To manage the number of people granted the privilege to call Australia home, the Australian government sets annual migration program planning levels (See Factsheet 20 on the department’s website for more information). […]

Migration Places To Be Cut If Coalition Gets Into Power

By |April 7th, 2010|

Tony Abbott’s Coalition will cut net migration levels if it wins government, in a bid to stop Australia’s population reaching its predicted size of almost 36 million in 2050.

Opposition immigration spokesman Scott Morrison yesterday told The Australian the Rudd government had allowed immigration to rise too high and the population figure that Treasury’s Intergenerational Report predicted last September for 2050 was unsustainable.

Mr Morrison said the Coalition would not allow the average net overseas migration of more than 300,000 a year that had occurred since the Rudd government took power to continue. […]