Migrants have molded the economy and life of Australia for the better and in a very comprehensive manner. From regional job placements to free enterprise their contributions to the Australian economy and its people have been outstanding.
Still, for too long, anti-immigration feeling has surprisingly held the common Australians captive. Things though seem to be changing now somewhat what with the younger generations of the nationals jumping onto the multiculturalism & diversity bandwagon and the latest available numbers reportedly disclosing the positive impact that the migrant community of workers are having on the Australian economy.
Migrant Small Companies/Enterprises
As per the report form the CGU on which this news is based, the migrants possess as high as 33% of the entire small firms/enterprises in the Kangaroo Land, and they are beating their Australian equivalents on all business aspects.
The research, which accumulated the results from 921 online surveys carried out last year, disclosed that over 620,000 migrant-possessed small firms/enterprises in Down Under are behind the employment of 1.41 million individuals across the nation.
Apart from this, 33% of these migrant-possessed small firms/enterprises have BIG plans to expand their businesses, via drafting fresh manpower, in the process, generating roughly 200,000 fresh jobs through the course of the coming 5-10 years. Against this, just roughly one-fourth, or 25%, of the non-migrant possessed firms/ventures in the country have any plans to draft more workers in the coming 10 years.
Rural Regions Gaining Too
Significantly, it is not only in the different regions of the small business free enterprise and job making that the migrants are doing wonders and making a treasured contribution to the economy of Oz. Reportedly, migrants have played a key part in steadying the people & the economies of the various regional areas across the country.
In a related development, a policy paper presented by another concerned organization reportedly backs the assertion that the nation’s permanent migration plan already assists several of the country’s regional areas in a real manner. Rural towns that have accepted the migrant manpower have reportedly witnessed increase in population, growth of economic besides, an end to manpower shortages.
Thanks to the presence of the migrants, now countless schools and shops on the verge of closure before are now doing fine and functioning very well even as the population of the rural communities has grown from 10 to 15% now.
The sad part of the story, however, is that numerous other rural areas in the country are still struggling, but these are still not prepared to change and welcome migrants. As per the concerned person behind the observation shared, it is necessary that the Australian communities in such specific regions do not unnecessarily lose their sleep over the question whether migrants would change things and they must wholeheartedly accept the concept of change & new people moving to their areas.
Rate of Permanent Migrant Intake: Limit or Goal?
As per the available information, since 2011, the Australian administration has made reference to 190,000 positions being up-for-grabs for the new migrants even as between 2012 and 2016, this number was viewed as a goal.
To put it differently, the contributions made by the migrants to the national economy–both in terms of small business and new job formation and also filling labour scarcities across the various regional areas of the nation–were acknowledged & valued.
Still, in 2017, though the incumbent Turnbull administration did not amend the planning number of 190,000 new migrant positions, he started referring to the same as a “cap,” in place of a “target.”
Language matters, and the simple turn of phrase seemingly mirrored the administration’s changing stand on the subject of migration. With migration places now being framed as a duty instead of a goal, places dropped in the 2017 Fiscal Year (FY) to 183,000, and are forecast to be less than the 190,000 standard once more when the numbers are made declared for the present FY.
Allegedly, Oz’s new federal budget appears to have upturned its stand on immigration, with a budget prediction of 1.5% population growth, over the coming 4 years, being a necessary element of the budgeted 3% economic development.