Effects of temporary migration



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In 2019 CEDA will release a report to better understand the role that migrants, specifically temporary migrants, play in Australia’s economy.
Australia is currently home to over 1.6 million temporary residents, and recent migrants. It is widely cited, that Australia’s desirability as a destination for migrants has contributed to the country’s 27 years of uninterrupted economic growth.

Despite the importance of immigration to Australia’s economic development, the economics of temporary migration are not well understood. Amid the current debate on Australia’s growing population, investigating the role of temporary migration in the economy, is critical in building an understanding of Australia’s immigration program –   how it works at present, and how it can be improved.

This research report will interrogate data to better understand the role that migrants, specifically temporary migrants, play in Australia’s economy. It will provide key insights on how the Australian Government could enhance its approach to temporary migration policy ensuring the stability of the program in the years to come.

This research will be launched in July with public events in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, and Adelaide.

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