Jim Chalmers demands wage-killing immigration boost

As we know, the Morrison Government has locked itself into a high immigration future by declaring open war on Australian workers via:

  • Abolishing labour market testing requirements.
  • Lowering costs and speeding up approval times for importing foreign workers.
  • Expanding the skilled occupation list to include almost any role.
  • Providing all ‘skilled’ visa holders with a clear pathway for transition to permanent residency.
  • Granting ‘skilled’ visa holders priority access to flights and hotel quarantine ahead of stranded Australians.
  • Allowing international students to work 40 hours per week.

So far, the only response from Labor regarding the Morrison Government’s planned immigration reboot were vague comments from shadow treasurer Jim Chalmers broadly supporting a strong migration program:

“Much of the growth before COVID-19 relied heavily on population growth”.

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