immigration has played a vital and significant part
in the development and further industrial growth of
The contribution of immigrants to the
culture, prosperity and society could never be
downplayed. It is very obvious and logical why the
Australian government itself has always been active
and warm in luring and welcoming immigrants from all
over the world.
Australia immigration is very active in recruiting
professionals and highly skilled workers to come and
be part of the productive workforce. In
return, such people are given the opportunity to
settle in the country for good.Immigration is also up for
people who aim to permanently live in Australia,
those returning from overseas, tourists, students,
educators, businessmen and employers.
Australia is also very much
open for immigrants who are part of various
humanitarian and refugee programs. In the past two
years, about 148,000 immigrants were granted by the
Australian government with migration privileges
under the country’s Skill and Family Streams of the
Local Migration Program.
About 493,000 tourists were
granted temporary entry visas to conduct businesses
and work, entertain, study, work for the holiday and
play sport. It is estimated that more than half of
this number stays up for good eventually. In the same
period, about 13,000 people are given humanitarian entries,
giving such people opportunity to rebuild lives and flee
from suffering and persecution in their home countries.
Australia immigration posts significant impact to the
country. First, the economic impact is great that Australia
acknowledges the need to constantly recruit skilled
laborers. Immigrants aid economic and business expansion,
widening of government services and boosting of tax income.
Studies and analyses have shown that Australia immigration
contribute greater taxes than its consumption of benefits,
good and services from the government. Migration has
also contributed well to the population. Australia
is a huge nation, in fact it is a continent.
However, its population is very lean, posing
limitations to economic growth and development. As
of 2006, national population only stood at about
About one in
every four people in the country is not naturally born in
Australia, or is an immigrant. The United Kingdom is the top
source of Australia immigrants, followed by New Zealand,
China, Taiwan, and Italy.
With today’s setting, almost all developed nations are
shedding jobs due to the global financial crisis. The doors
closing on other countries are complemented by Australia,
where many doors of employment and economic opportunities
are opened every now and then. It seems that the country
always needs laborers and skilled workers. Thus, Australia
immigration is set to remain very much alive and active in
luring and recruiting able and productive manpower from all
over the world. Australia is indeed a great migration