Migration

Report shows government favouring overseas students over local ones

  Sustainable Population Australia (SPA) has called for an overhaul of university training in Australia in light of the latest report from The Australian Population Research Institute (TAPRI). The report The Skills Crisis, University Culpability and the Overseas Student Industry by Bob Birrell and Ernest Healy, reveals deep inequities in the number of training places …

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Jobs summit: set immigration level in context of how many people this continent can support

In the lead-up to the Jobs and Skills Summit, an environmental advocacy group has called on the Treasurer Jim Chalmers to resist pressures to accelerate Australia’s population growth with a massive increase in immigration. The national president of Sustainable Population Australia (SPA), Ms Jenny Goldie, says that lower population growth, and a stabilised population size …

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Jobs summit: Boost salaries for skilled migrants to end rorts

Sustainable Population Australia (SPA) has called on the Jobs and Skills Summit to resist pressures to accelerate Australia’s population growth with a massive increase in immigration. SPA national president, Ms Jenny Goldie, says pressure by business on the government to lift immigration to 200,000 is more about wage suppression than a genuine solution to skills …

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Support union call for income threshold for all skilled migrants: SPA

In the lead-up to Labor’s Employment Summit, Sustainable Population Australia (SPA) has supported the call by unions for an income threshold for skilled migrants to be well above average earnings. While unions have suggested $90,000 as a pay floor, and the Grattan Institute $70,000, SPA recommends the government should seek to apply one that is …

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SPA welcomes near ZPG national figures despite state baby booms

Sustainable Population Australia (SPA) has welcomed the latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) that show population growth has fallen to near zero (0.1 per cent) despite an apparent baby boom. Yesterday, the ABS released figures for the year ending March 31. Australia’s population grew by 35,700 or 0.14 per cent. Annual natural …

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