Australia’s immigration system is about to undergo a significant revamp due to a critical study that found it was not meeting the country’s needs.
A lack of policy for lower-paid workers and growing labour shortages, notably in the care industry, were emphasized in the 190-page report.
It warned Australia failed to draw skilled migrants in a time of increased competition for workers worldwide. It claimed the migration system must be appropriately targeted to current and future requirements.
The federal government’s immigration reforms will be unveiled by Home Affairs Minister Claire O’Neill at the National Press Club in Canberra later today.
According to the analysis, there is ample proof that temporary migrant workers are being exploited and that some elements of the immigration system increase the risk.
There are worries that Australia will need more housing to accommodate future immigrants.
Over the next five years, the nation is anticipated to experience a deficit of 175,000 new dwellings due to increased migration and larger mortgages.
The arrival of about 650,000 migrants is expected to increase housing demand over the next couple of years.