Immigration and the Regions: Taking Regional Australia Seriously: A Report on options for enhancing immigration's contribution to regional Australia
- Year: 2003
- Author: Glenn Withers; Marion Powall
- Publisher: Chifley Research Centre
- Published Location: Kingston, ACT
- Country: Australia
Regional Australia is at a crossroads and the globalisation process has brought a new focus on the exciting potential of many of Australias regions. It is concluded that new immigration measures can play a key role as part of the package of measures that are required to improve regional outcomes for Australia. A new approach based on specific immigration-related policy initiatives that could be pursued by the Commonwealth Government alone and/or in conjunction with state and territory governments and the wider community is proposed as follows: providing a vigorous commitment to regional migration; enhancing general immigration programs; and reforming dedicated regional migration programs.