Immigration has strongly shaped Australia’s demography and has always contributed to rich and diverse cultural identity. Today, 28.5 per cent of Australian residents were born overseas.
While there has been a spotlight on the country’s permanent migrant intake, there has been far less focus on Australia’s temporary migrant intake – even though Australia is currently home to two 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 28 years of uninterrupted economic growth.
CEDA’s 2019 research Effects of temporary migration
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.