Immigration Analysis

Immigration rebalance – we’re not done yet

Jem Traylen
Thu, 12 May 2022

Immigration rebalance – we’re not done yet
Immigration minister Kris Faafoi would have lodged his rebalance cabinet paper just as final advice was arriving from the Productivity Commission's inquiry on immigration settings. (Image: Getty)
Jem Traylen
Thu, 12 May 2022
Almost a year to the day that the government announced it was taking advantage of the border closures to undertake a once-in-a-generation reset of immigration policy, the final decisions were unveiled on Wednesday – or were they?Missing from the announcement were decisions on the skilled migrant and investor categories of residence visas, although the most appetising elements of the new regime were revealed, including a “green list” of highly skilled occupations that will enjoy a streamlined pathway to residency.The government...

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