Populate or Perish?
Australia is heading towards reopening its international border for the first time since the pandemic began. Migration has been flagged as critical to the Australian economic recovery. Last year was the first time that more people left Australia than arrived since World War 2. Immigration has been critical to Australian economic growth for nearly 80 years, but has the way temporary migrant workers have been treated soured the appeal? Will there be an influx of migrants to help Australia grow its way out of debt?
- Jock Collins, Professor of Social Economics at UTS
- Gabriela D’Souza, senior economist, Committee for the Economic Development of Australia