Cutting immigration would hurt the economy and communities: Morrison

5/05/2020 1:45:00 PM

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has backed migration levels to stay where they are after Labor called for changes to the migration system.

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Prime Minister Scott Morrison has backed migration levels to stay where they are after Labor called for changes to the migration system auspol

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has backed migration levels to stay where they are after Labor called for changes to the migration system.

so Australian workers could have “first go” at getting jobs.Mr Morrison said the arrival of skilled workers on temporary visas was especially important because a large number of permanent residents applied when they were already in the country for temporary work.

Advertisement“If you’re wanting to hack into the temporary skilled migration program, you’re basically saying you want to hack into the skilled permanent migration program and those communities all around the country,” he said.Loading“I think that’s an insensitive way of dealing with that and an unbalanced way that’s not only not good for the economy, but equally, I think it puts unnecessary pressures on particular communities around Australia.”

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Genuine question for politicians & journalists 🇦🇺: How many immigrants are getting Centrelink benefits? smh theheraldsun australian mpsmithnews mirandadevine abc730 tinka133 Qanda auspol immigration centrelink welfare Australia Immigration is not tourism. Every health check and quarantine measures can be implemented and take as long as necessary before more of the very talented immigrants that improve our way of life are continually welcomed

We, Australians chose them, LNP The federal Labour Party is an embarrassment. Rubbish SamLi122 So, no 'fresh eyes' in this either? Still only those two the Libs always love, 'IR reform' and 'company tax cuts' then?. How does immigration work when borders are closed? Kenneally is just speaking logically.

This is the one thing I can't agree with you on, Scott. 1M jobs gone and you want to invite more people in to compete against those out of work, more in to a housing market under pressure, more in from the same cashed up regions so average Aussies face the struggle of a lifetime. Cutting immigration would hurt the profits of LNP corporate donors. But benefit everyone else including our endangered species & ecosystems.

How can you be prime minister and not know how the economy works? No, it would end the immigration Ponzi scheme and be a boon to Australians. ScoMo is losing to the ALP on this one.

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Except not paying them is totally fine It's bizzaro world! Next Scotty will be backing real renewable targets... ok too far Can you draw immigrants from all continents and stop the golden tickets for multimillionaires who are buying our children’s houses. One trick pony, the housing pyramid scheme or bust. Come one, come all, join in before the fall.

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she called on Sunday for a rethink of the migration program so Australian workers could have “first go” at getting jobs.Unprecedented’: Big news for our borders Confirming that the economy is on track to enter into the first recession since the 1990s, the Treasurer will reveal for the first time that the economy is now forecast to go backward in the June quarter.The Prime Minister has warned allowing children to go back to school is central to getting parents back to work today and even being productive when working from home.Play video Ramping up the case for an economic restart, he cited Treasury estimates that the school closures will cost 304,000 jobs, the controls on industry and public gatherings will cost 708,000 jobs and the slump in domestic and international demand will cost 516,000 jobs.

Mr Morrison said the arrival of skilled workers on temporary visas was especially important because a large number of permanent residents applied when they were already in the country for temporary work. Advertisement “If you’re wanting to hack into the temporary skilled migration program, you’re basically saying you want to hack into the skilled permanent migration program and those communities all around the country,” he said. The March quarter figures will be released in June. Loading “I think that’s an insensitive way of dealing with that and an unbalanced way that’s not only not good for the economy, but equally, I think it puts unnecessary pressures on particular communities around Australia. The sector that’s been most impacted is the hospitality, food services and accommodation sector, which has seen a loss of about 441,000 jobs, even though its impact in terms of the percentage decline in GDP is lower, at 2 per cent.” Mr Morrison said last Friday the government expected net overseas migration to fall by 30 per cent this financial year and again by 85 per cent next financial year – an extraordinary decline from assumptions of about 270,000 annual arrivals. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaks at a press conference at Parliament House in Canberra. Asked if he wanted net overseas migration to stay down after the crisis had passed, the Prime Minister cited work by demographer Peter McDonald several years ago on keeping the intake within the range of 160,000 to 210,000 a year. Scott Morrison and his charts showing the economic impact of the coronavirus.

Net overseas migration includes travellers, overseas students, temporary workers and many other categories and is different from the permanent intake, which is currently set at 160,000 a year. Picture: Hagen Hopkins Source:Getty Images If Australia had introduced an Italian-style lockdown for two months, the adverse impact on GDP would double to 24 per cent, or $120 billion, in the June Quarter. The broader remaining industries have seen around a 4 per cent fall on GDP but that has translated proportionally to fewer lost jobs. Business groups rejected Senator Keneally's argument that Australia should not return to the previous scale and composition of the migrant intake after the crisis. "Given global and local circumstances, it is inevitable that immigration rates will fall in the short term but we can’t use it as excuse to permanently shut our doors to talent and skills," said Australian Industry Group chief Innes Willox. This was the cliff we were standing on,’’ Mr Frydenberg says. . “So there is a compounding of the effect and so keeping those times and places closed — and there have been very good reasons for having them closed — but the longer that goes on, it is not just the waiter and the chef that is affected, it is the food producer, it is the supply chain that goes into those sectors, and we need to take that into account.