The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has released visitor arrivals and departures statistics for the month of December, which reveals that the number of permanent and long-term arrivals into Australia remains turbo-charged.
In the 2019 calendar year, there were 843,980 permanent and long-term arrivals into Australia, up 1% from December 2018, and only partly offset by 549,670 permanent and long-term departures:
Subtracting departures from arrivals, there were 294,310 net permanent and long-term arrivals into Australia in the 2019 calendar year, up 1% on December 2018 and way above the 43-year average of 157,283:
Below is how net long-term migrant arrivals are tracking against the official net overseas migration (NOM) figures published separately by the ABS:
Despite the Coalition promising to cut immigration, migrants continue to flood into Australia en masse, even if at a slightly lower pace.