Australia said on Saturday that it would increase the visa places for migrants willing to move to the regional areas. The country is encouraging more migrants to move to the regions in a bid to decongest the major cities. Population in the major cities of Australia is growing at twice the rate as compared to elsewhere.
As per a statement issued by PM Scott Morrison’s office, Australia will increase its regional migration intake from 23,000 to 25,000 per year. However, that does not mean that Australia will increase its total migration intake.
As of July 1st, the Morrison Govt. has cut down the yearly immigration intake to 160,000 from 190,000. The 25,000 visa places for regional migration will be part of the annual migration intake.
As per OECD (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development), one-third of all Australian population was born overseas.
Australia is a highly urbanized country. It has one of the highest population growth rates in the OECD. Two-third of all Australia’s population live in the capital cities of states and territories. This is as per the 2016 Census data issued by the Australian Govt.
The population rate in major cities increased at twice the rate as compared to outside the cities between 2017 and 2018. 79% of the total population growth of Australia was attributed to capital city growth.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison said that Australia is trying to back its regional areas to grow. The Govt. is trying to ease the pressure off the major cities. Supporting the regional areas will create an even stronger economy for Australia.
Immigrants who are willing to move to the regional areas can avail priority processing. International graduates from regional Universities will get more time on their Post-Study Work Visas.
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