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Posted on May 10 2019

Economist McCrann feels Australia is running an immigration scam

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Updated July 25 2023
Economic Columnist Terry McCrann feels that Australia is running an immigration scam. The country is building more infrastructure to service immigration rather than improving the long-term productivity and prosperity of the country. Recently the Coalition put out its immigration policy where it wanted to cap its Refugee Visas at 18,700. Labour, on the other hand, wanted this number to be 32,000. Labour also wants to increase the cap for the new Parent Visa. The current Govt. has capped the new Sponsored (Temporary) Parent Visa at 15,000 annually. Labour also wants to decrease the visa fee of the Parent Visa to half of what it is now. Currently, there are about 100,000 elderly parents who are waiting to come to Australia. Plus, there are a number of refugees seeking asylum in Australia, as per The Mercury. Terry McCrann believes that the whole point of immigration is to bring in younger immigrants. These younger immigrants can help the Australian workforce. However, bringing in 100,000 elderly parents of immigrants defeats the whole purpose. McCrann also feels that Australia’s current cap of 18,700 for Refugees is among the most generous in the world. He cites the example of Japan which has no immigration policy for taking in refugees. McCrann went on to say that the country is running a Ponzi Scheme on immigration. It is building more and more infrastructure day by day to support immigration. However, little is being done to improve the wealth and productivity and prosperity of Australia. Y-Axis offers a wide range of visa services and products for aspiring overseas immigrants including General skilled migration – Subclass 189 /190/489 with RMA review, General skilled migration – Subclass 189 /190/489, Work Visa for Australia, and Business Visa for Australia. We work with Registered Migration Agents in Australia. If you are looking to Visit, Study, Work, Invest or Migrate to Australia, talk to Y-Axis, the World’s No.1 Immigration & Visa Consultant. If you found this blog engaging, you may also like… Do you know about the visa fee increase in Australia?

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