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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.

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