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Globalism Gutted: Australia’s Migrant Intake Falls to Decade-Low

Isn’t it amazing how after a country is subjected to globalism over a period of time, it reverses course?

It’s like socialism – a failed experiment that ideologues simply can’t let go of – but working class people come to hate and reject it.

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That’s what happened here in the U.S., and what’s happening across Europe, too.

And it’s still spreading.

The slow turn away from globalism is starting to happen to our friends down under in Australia, as well.

It is getting tougher to acquire Australia’s permanent residency compared to three years ago suggests migration expert as Australia records its lowest migrant intake in a decade.

The latest figures released by government indicate the number of permanent residency visas granted in 2018-19 was the lowest in a decade with only 160,323 visas (ceiling of 190,000) granted under the Permanent Migration Program.

The data also reveals there was a significant increase in the number of visas granted to those in regional areas, in sync with the government’s plans to send more migrants to regional areas.

Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs David Coleman said the Government will continue to increase its focus on regional migration. [SBS.com.au]

While Australia hasn’t called for an all-out ban on migration, they’re definitely feeling the sting of mass migration, mainly in their crowded cities, and are making adjustments based on public outcry and demand.

Australia’s situation (demographics, industry, population) are rather unique, so their approach to immigration will differ wildly from other countries.

“Our population plan will ease the pressure on the big capitals while supporting the growth of those smaller cities and regions that want more people,” Mr Coleman said.

“This year, we’ve reduced the cap for the Migration Program from 190,000 to 160,000.

“We’re also dedicating 23,000 places for regional skilled migrants and have announced two new regional visas to help fill some of the tens of thousands of job vacancies in regional Australia.

“We’re directing migration to those smaller cities and regional areas that are crying out for more people and those regional economies that simply cannot fill jobs with local workers.”

The migration intake for the next four years including 2019-20 has been capped at 160,000 places. [SBS.com.au]

As Australia begins to feel the nationalist bug nipping at their heels, they will likely drift even further away from migration, and strongly embrace their very unique Aussie culture and communities at home.

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The recent tweaks to migration policy mean last two years have been tough on international students and skilled migrants aspiring for a permanent residency visa, migration agent Rohit Mohan says.

The number of permanent visas granted has dropped from 183,608 visas in 2016-17 to 160,323 visas in 2018-19.

“Around three years ago, international students pursuing courses in occupations that are in high demand like accounting and professions related to Information Technology, would get an invite to apply for PR on basis of 60-75 points. Now it is very tough,” Mr Mohan told SBS Hindi. [SBS.com.au]

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