Migration – is Tony Abbot right to say numbers need to be slashed?

Migration – is Tony Abbot right to say numbers need to be slashed?

The former Prime Minister Tony Abbott has laid down his views on migration claiming in an article in ‘The Australian’ that high migration levels had led to this country experiencing stagnant wages, unaffordable housing and a clogged infrastructure, leading to increased living costs.

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Prime Minister Scott Morrison Announces Changes to Working Holiday Visas

Prime Minister Scott Morrison Announces Changes to Working Holiday Visas

Prime Minister Scott Morrison is proposing changes to the Working Holiday Visa which will enable backpackers to stay in Australia longer and work and live in a wider range of regions throughout the country. Currently, Working Holiday Visas are valid for 12 months and holders are restricted to six months employment with any one employer during that time. Under proposed changes, backpackers will now be able to stay with agricultural employers beyond six months and will be able to triple the length of their stay if they do extra agricultural work. This is a move which is aimed at rural Australia and farmers specifically.

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