The immigration department of Australia has announced that there will be no migration cuts for the immigration year. However, the Government will focus on encouraging migrants to apply for regional visas.
The Liberal MP, Julian Leeser said that the quality of life in Australia depends on solving the challenge of how to better redistribute Australia’s migrant population. The Guardian quoted that the population of Australia will increase by 25% to 31.4 million in the next 15 years.
The population growth is expected in major cities like Melbourne, Sydney, Perth and Brisbane. There will be no further immigration cuts in the immigration level plan. It is capped at 160,000 per year.
Mr. Leeser also said it is not about how many people are coming in the country but where are they actually residing is the point of question. The government is planning to prepare policies that will encourage immigrant population to move regional areas.
The Coalition Government is emphasizing on regional areas. Though, many critics have raised concerns that the regional visa push is not workable. A report by Infrastructure Australia found that it will cost $40 billion in annual infrastructure to cope with future population growth. The Australian population is expected to grow to 31.4 million by 2034.
Australian regional areas offer a high quality of life. There are many opportunities available in regional areas. Additionally, the cost of living is much lower and getting to the regional areas is easier as compared to other metropolitan areas.
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