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Migrants for small towns

Dwindling populations in small towns could be stopped, if communities welcome migrants each year.

The Regional Australia Institute is proposing up to 4,000 migrants each year be directed to the country’s small towns.

It’s already happening in some communities with the new residents filling labour shortages, building new houses, and sending their children to local schools.

Rural reporter Eddie Summerfield caught up with Regional Australia Institute Chief Executive Jack Archer.

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