Labor is the party of ‘Big Australia’ immigration


The Albanese Government has dashed any hopes for a more moderate and sustainable immigration policy under Labor.

Following incessant whining from businesses about skills shortages and visa backlogs, Labor ministers have flagged a massive ramp-up in immigration:

Treasurer Jim Chalmers says Labor could ease migration caps to bring more foreign workers into Australia, part of plans to help fill “acute” labour shortages across the economy… joining Skills Minister Brendan O’Connor and Home Affairs Minister Clare O’Neil in flagging such a move…

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Leith van Onselen is Chief Economist at the MB Fund and MB Super. He is also a co-founder of MacroBusiness. Leith has previously worked at the Australian Treasury, Victorian Treasury and Goldman Sachs.