Latest News | Australia's immigration system may usher in a huge change! The amount of permanent residence may be set by the state government
Australia’s immigration quotas continue to decrease,
It is also increasingly difficult to apply for skilled immigration.
But just now, Australian Prime Minister Morrison announced:
Australian skilled migration will usher in major changes!
Australian states may have the right to determine the quota of skilled migration!
According to the Australian newspaper, Australian society is increasingly concerned about urban congestion caused by immigrants and the decline in quality of life.
In this context, states continue to demand a greater voice in national population policies.
It is understood that the senior government of Scott Morrison has started discussions on reforms.
Australian states and territories may have to submit their requirements for skilled migration to the federal government every year. (SBS picture)
Facing the call to reduce the number of immigrants received each year
Under the direction of the Minister of the Interior Peter Dutton
The federal government has reduced the number of permanent immigrants received each year from a high of 19 per year to 16.2 last year
This is back to the level before the Labor Party came to power more than 10 years ago
Countless applicants who wanted to immigrate complained.
The Morrison administration has discussed this decision at the "high-level".
Based on this information, the responsibility for determining the number of permanent immigrants will be transferred from the federal government to the hands of the states and territories, and then the upper limit of the national skilled immigrant quota will be determined according to the needs of the states and territories.
simply put,Australia’s population policy will change from “top-down” to “bottom-up”.
According to the proposed new framework, the responsibility for determining the number of permanent immigrants will be transferred from the federal government to the states and territories, and the national number will be integrated by the needs of the states and territories.
Once agreed, this will fundamentally change Australia’s immigration policy, reflecting a more demand-driven model in the number of permanent immigration received each year.
According to a report by The Australian in August, Alan Tudge, then Minister of Multicultural and Citizen Affairs, was close to finalizing an immigration system reform that would impose geographic conditions on skilled immigrants and require them to stay outside Melbourne and Sydney. Settled in the region or city for at least 8 years,There will be policy adjustments in the number of immigrants received.
He said:Because in addition to Sydney and Melbourne, many Australian cities and capitals have proposed:
They need more skilled immigration;
Interior Minister Peter Dutton said,The reduction in the immigration quota is due to the fact that the Immigration Bureau is conducting more stringent examination of applicants.
The Morrison administration wanted to do the opposite:
States and territories must also prove that they have carried out work on infrastructure plans, such as housing construction approvals, and related projects for schools and hospitals to deal with new immigrants.
It is understood that the formulation of the new plan is still at an early stage. In addition, the cabinet may decide tonight to set up a population task force to advise on other policies as one of the measures of a broader population program.
The emergence of this new proposal willTo further resolve a fundamental contradiction in population policy-immigration, the main demographic lever, is controlled by the federal government, but schools, hospitals, and roads are handled by the states.
It is understood that although the specific system has not yet been finalized, important work has been completed, and Prime Minister Morrison also actively participated.
In fact, before the leadership by-election in August, Morrison Morrison, then the Minister of Finance, was already involved in initiating the policy process.
Two weeks ago, Morrison hinted that it might re-enact immigration policies and bring states into this process. This is the aforementioned method of formulating a "bottom-up" population policy.
MorrisonIn an interview with 2GB Radio, he said repeatedly: "What I am doing with the states and territories is, saying,'You tell me how many people can your state and surrounding areas accommodate'
Then our number of immigrants will be based on how many people can be supported by the infrastructure and services provided by each state, rather than a top-down approach. "