Net migrant arrivals surge toward 300k

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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