Australia is expected to reduce the permanent migration number remarkably. It is anticipated that 30,000 places will be reduced on its annual migration intake. Currently, 190,000 stands as an annual cap for permanent migration intake, though only 162,000 permanent visas were granted last program year.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said he would downsize the migration intake, aforementioned, “the roads are clogged, the buses and trains are full… schools are taking no more enrolments”. In a program at the Bradfield Oration in Sydney, Australian Prime Minister Morrison hinted that the government would follow the Turnbull time number, 30,000 below from the previously established number of 190,000 places in a year.
In August Australian population hit 25 million and expected to reach 36 million in 2050 and migration is the major factor for Australian population growth that accounts almost 62 percent. Studies found the majority of migrants are established and settled in major two cities Sydney and Melbourne. Since last year, there is the ongoing debate on population pressure on infrastructures of major Australian cities. Prime Minister also mentioned that Sydney and Melbourne became a victim of success.
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In recent, migration intake and rural migration, two terms are buzzing on headlines and keeping international students and aspirant Australian skilled migrants attentive. According to recent media reports Australian government is planning to reform migration program giving states and territories more role in migration intake and population management. Migration intake and population plan for the state as well as national level would be expected a major issue to discuss in upcoming Council of Australian Governments meeting going to held next month.