Government warned economy at risk by reduction in permanent migration

The annual intake of permanent migrants to Australia has fallen to its lowest level since 2007. Australia took in 20,000 fewer permanent migrants than in the previous financial year, as 12,000 skilled visas weren’t issued and the number of family visas dropped by 8,000. Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton says …

Budget and jobs growth would suffer if Australia cut immigration, Government report finds

Cutting Australia’s migration rate would cost the budget billions of dollars, lower living standards and reduce jobs growth, according to a report delivered to the Federal Government. The paper, prepared by the departments of Treasury and Home Affairs, found the 2014/15 intake alone would contribute nearly $10 billion to the …

Melbourne, World’s most liveable city 2016

For the sixth consecutive year Melbourne has been named the world’s “most liveable city” but terrorism, police shootings and geopolitical tensions have resulted in a drop in overall living standards throughout the World.  Many countries have been affected by violent acts of terrorism which have increased in frequency over larger …