The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has released visitor arrivals and departures statistics for the month of October, which reveals that the number of permanent and long-term arrivals into Australia remains turbo-charged.
In the year to October 2019, there were a record 844,240 permanent and long-term arrivals into Australia, up 2% from October 2018, and only partly offset by 547,570 permanent and long-term departures:
Subtracting departures from arrivals, there were 296,670 net permanent and long-term arrivals into Australia in the year to October 2019, up 4% on October 2018 and way above the 43-year average of 156,745:
Despite the Coalition promising to cut immigration, migrants continue to flood into Australia en masse.
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