Leith Van Onselen, the ‘Unconventional Economist’, talks foreign students & immigration
Luke Grant talks to Leith Van Onselen from Macrobusiness about leading demographer Bob Birrell’s recent report on foreign students & immigration.
Yesterday, the Australian newspaper revealed that Dr Birrell calls for tougher English-language & financial requirements to be imposed on overseas students to ease the “burden’’ created by immigration on major capital cities.
This is rather than “fiddling’’ with the nation’s permanent migrant entry programme.
In his report, he finds the influx of overseas students to Australia has overtaken other categories as its main source of net migration.
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