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Treasurer Morrison Rejects Cut in Migration

22 March 2017

Australian Treasurer Scott Morrison has stated that Australia's current level of migration is necessary to keep the economy going, given the decline in Australia's working age population. 

His response comes amidst a fierce debate between the ruling Coalition and the Opposition Labor Party as to what Australia's optimal level of migration should be. Morrison said that current population growth had slowed to 1.4%, down from 1.8% in 2010. Morrison said that there was an increasing gap between the growth of Australia's working and non-working population and that any any cuts to to migration levels would exacerbate this issue. He further added that the Australian public had every reason to believe in the government’s integrity and strength in ensuring that migrants who come to Australia would make a positive contribution to the community. 

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