In a recent article in The Australian, Paul Kerin argues that immigration is essential to maintaining and improving our future living standards. Immigration has been found to raise GDP per person, and has negligible effects on wages, employment and workforce participation of local workers. It also improves labour market flexibility and helps to moderate unfavorable demographic trends such as a growing dependency ratio. The full article is available here.
The theme of Paul’s article is closely related to recent research SACES has conducted into national migration policy, including how it doesn’t meet South Australia’s needs.