Australians categorically reject ‘Big Australia’ immigration


An exclusive survey, conducted by Resolve Strategic for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, reveals that Australians categorically do not support a return to ‘Big Australia’ immigration.

When asked to pick the two best solutions to fix worker shortages, 50% said the solution was to increase wages and conditions or offer incentives for new employees, while 50% also said increased investment in training.

By contrast, only 20% said the answer was to increase migration to the levels before the pandemic or higher:

Worker shortage solutions

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About the author
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.