Cutting the Migration Rate
According to 9 news on 16 November 2018, cutting the migration rate is under consideration. The expected cut would be as high as 30,000. The changes is expected to announce in December and take effect next year.
The new migration program prefers to accept only the “best and the brightest” who would actively contribute to the economy. There may be new conditions impose on this new scheme.
The Home Affairs Minister said the government was also considering having incentives of migrants live in regional areas.
According to SBS news, there is a series of reforms on various skilled visa categories in Australia’s migration program from 1 July 2108. The threshold for points test is now 65 for independent, nominated and regional sponsored visa categories.