Immigration numbers and the budget
Michael is joined by William Bourke, President of the Sustainable Australia Party, to examine the immigration numbers outlined in the 2022 – 23 budget.
The Morrison Government has announced the 2022-23 permanent Migration Program ceiling will be 160,000 places with a focus on skilled migration, with a return to a pre-pandemic composition of roughly two-thirds/one-third across the Skill and Family streams.
The Skill stream will increase to 109,900, more than 30,000 places above 2021-22 planning levels.
Within the Skill stream the categories of Employer Sponsored (30,000 places), Skilled Independent (16,652 places) and State & Territory Nominated (20,000 places) have all been increased from 2021-22 planning levels.
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