GROWING THE SOUTH-WEST | ‘We must not cut migration’

MIGRANTS NEEDED: We need skilled workers for our economy, including for the housing industry. Generic image. Picture: Jarmoluk, Pixabay
MIGRANTS NEEDED: We need skilled workers for our economy, including for the housing industry. Generic image. Picture: Jarmoluk, Pixabay

We must ensure strong immigration to enhance economic and productivity growth, lock in a working-age population and generate growth in Australians’ incomes and living standard.

Governments must not cut migration. Skilled overseas migration is already 15 per cent below its threshold.

Skilled overseas migration is already 15 per cent below its threshold.

HARLEY DALE, Executive Director (Skills & Industry Development), Housing Industry Association

The Federal Government’s own advice provides compelling evidence of migration’s benefits. State and territory governments have to January 31 to submit their population requirements.

Their submissions must reflect facts, sound analysis and strategic planning, not cuts based on the false premise that economic problems are migrants’ fault.

HARLEY DALE

Executive Director, hia.com.au

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