Monthly Archives: April 2018

Treasury Department Finds Migration a Net Boost to Economy

A landmark report released by the Treasury and the Department of Home Affairs has found that migrants provide an overall net boost to the Australian economy. The study—which found that migration is making Australian’s wealthier—demonstrates that the annual permanent intake has added up to one percentage point to GDP growth each year, for thirty years…. Read More

Dutton Pushes for South African Farmer Refugee Intake

The Minister for Home Affairs, Peter Dutton, has requested that the Department of Immigration look into creating a special refugee intake comprised of white South African farmers who are under threat of violence and persecution. The move comes as white farmers in South Africa are facing new moves from the government to forcibly redistribute their… Read More

Department Pushes Ahead with Plans to Privatise Visa System

The government’s proposed plan to privatise the visa application system has taken another step forward, with the first assistant secretary of the Department of Immigration, Andrew Kefford, publishing a public briefing to potential commercial partners. The Minister for Home Affairs, Peter Dutton, has claimed that plan’s purpose is to help modernise Australia’s immigration program, and… Read More

WA Pushes to Reinstate Drillers After Skilled Occupation List Removal

The House of Representatives member for Western Australia, Rick Wilson, has vowed to push the Turnbull government to address a skills shortage that he says is seriously hindering the Goldfields mining industry. The issue began last year with the Federal Government’s decision to remove drillers from the skilled occupation list, a move which only compounded… Read More