[Cambridge Survey] Is Australia Willing to Invest in Migration? What Do the Australians Say About It?

A recent survey by YouGov-Cambridge Globalism states 46% of Australian respondents think that immigration to the country should be reduced. But the other half feels positive towards the crowds of migrants who come as skilled workers or refugees.

The survey also concludes, 29% of survey participants believe that the costs of immigration surpass the benefits for their local area. On the other hand, 23% of the respondents think costs and benefits are equal.

In Detail:

In the month of March, the government of Australia announced to cut the migrant intake by 30,000. Now, the annual immigration cap is 160,000. By cutting the quota, the country intends to manage the population growth in the major cities (like Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, and Perth) and divert the migrant crowd to Regional areas.

So, it is not very astonishing to see a majority of people (from big cities) voting against immigration. With more population, these cities are facing multiple issues such as an increase in housing prices. The residents are feared of losing the high-quality lifestyle as the housing rates are no longer affordable, the roads are congested and wages are constant for years. However, a majority of voters agrees that migrants are needed in some particular areas that are crying out for foreign workers.

Here is a summary of the survey results!

1. According to YouGov, the Australians are mostly against the unskilled immigration and75% are opposed to the individuals coming to Australia to only claim benefits. Of course, both of these categories do not exist under Australia’s strictly managed immigration process.

2. 70% of respondents feel that the number of immigrants moving to Australia has increased in the past years. And 54% think that there is an increase in the migrant numbers in their own local areas.

3. Australians feel that skilled migration brings innovation and positive flow to the industry and labour market. That is why 70% of people are positive towards the qualified skilled professionals who come here with a job offer. And 60% towards the professionals who are migrating to Australia to search for work.

4. Like mentioned previously, a majority is against unskilled immigration. So 40% think against the accommodation of refugees. But 32% are fine with people coming to Australia to flee from war, prosecution, or any other national issues.

Australians are generally positive towards immigration. As all our clients belong to the skilled immigration class, we are pleased with the survey outcomes. When thousands of citizens are supporting it, the government will obviously keep favouring the qualified professionals who can contribute to the economy.

Nowadays, there are lots of debates about Australia’s “NOT Immigrant- friendly” activities that are highly portrayed by the media but it may not be a complete truth.

A recent incident proved how Australian citizens support the idea of immigration!

In the month of March, The Guardian and some of the global forums cover the story of a Bhutanese family living in Australia. According to the sources, the family was on the verge of deportation, as the government rejected their application for Permanent residency because of their deaf son’s health care needs that may be a burden to the economy.

The concerned Wangchuk family lives in the state of New South Wales and received enormous support from the local citizens, who debated that the country should not deport people who are hard working and pay their taxes earnestly. There was even a rally by the locals to show their sympathy towards the family. Finally, a few days ago, the decision has been overturned and the government has granted their Australian permanent residency.

There is no doubt that Australia is a perfect destination for immigrants. Our hope becomes stronger by seeing the country’s dedication towards migrants as it conducts SkillSelect draws, every month.

Last week, the Department of Home Affairs officially announced the results of the SkillSelect invitation round, held on 11th April 2019. In this selection, 110 invitations were issued to the Expression of Interest candidates.

The invitation distribution was different from the March round.

Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) – 100

Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489) – 10

The cut-off scores were 80 points for subclass 189 (Skill Independent visa) and 80 points for subclass 489 (Skilled Regional Visa). For the candidates who have equal scores, the time at which they reached their points for the subclass will determine their order of invitation.

To know more about the SkillSelect rounds, State and Regional sponsorships or any Australia immigration trends, respond to this email. Or Call us Now!

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