Prime Minister Scott Morrison said last week Australia needed 160,000 to 210,000 arrivals to sustain GDP per capita growth. Photo: dpaPrime Minister Scott Morrison said last week Australia needed 160,000 to 210,000 arrivals to sustain GDP per capita growth. Photo: dpa
Prime Minister Scott Morrison said last week Australia needed 160,000 to 210,000 arrivals to sustain GDP per capita growth. Photo: dpa

In Australia, stalled migration is bad news as faltering economy heads for first recession in 30 years

  • Net immigration is expected to fall 85 per cent in the financial year to June 2021, curbing demand for everything from cars and property to education and wedding rings
  • Immigration is a politically divisive topic in Australia but there is a broad consensus the country needs its 200,000 to 300,000 annual intake to grow consumption demand and fill skills shortages
Topic |   Australian Economy
Prime Minister Scott Morrison said last week Australia needed 160,000 to 210,000 arrivals to sustain GDP per capita growth. Photo: dpaPrime Minister Scott Morrison said last week Australia needed 160,000 to 210,000 arrivals to sustain GDP per capita growth. Photo: dpa
Prime Minister Scott Morrison said last week Australia needed 160,000 to 210,000 arrivals to sustain GDP per capita growth. Photo: dpa
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