Australia has hit the headlines yet another time for all good reasons. For the first time, the country is set to issue more than five million visas in 2015. The pronouncement was taken following witnessing more number of visitors; students as well as employees heading to the country on temporary visas, expecting 1.9 million foreign nationals are expected to come to the country at any time all over the year.
Apparently, the count of permanent foreign citizens is also augmenting, in 2015, the count is likely to exceed the present record of 185,000. Furthermore, the count of Chinese-born Australians had a three-folded to approximately 450,000 in two decades. And, the count of Indians has augmented by four times (400,000).
Presumably, the major group of individuals was born in foreign nations than at any time since the 19th century. It shows a migrant-to-population part of around 28%. It has to be specified that the proportion of that populace is changing the way that the proponents of White Australia could never expect.
The Department of Immigration of Australia Secretary, Michael Pezzullo, stated a deep shift towards skilled immigrants that was targeted to meet the financial needs of the country.
He further added that, if Australia’s immigration program is well designed, overseas nationals would take benefit of the sophisticated of economic participation as well as welfare need. The Immigration provides major benefits, subsuming the need for services as well as goods augment national income, living standards, improved labor participation as well as economy’s productive capacity.