Immigration minister to focus on regional migration, international students

David Coleman MP has said the "more skilled, the better" when it comes to Australia's migration intake during a speech in Sydney.

Immigration Minister David Coleman has announced he will maintain a sharp focus on international students, skilled migrants and increasing migration to regional Australia under the Morrison government.

Speaking at the Sydney Institute for the first time on Tuesday evening, Mr Coleman said immigration had been "absolutely fundamental" to Australia's success as a nation but it needed to be approached with "clear eyes". 

In order to maximise the return on Australia's immigration intake, the minister said he would be focusing on international students and skilled migrants while encouraging people moving from overseas to live and work in regional areas.

You can read the full version of this story in English on SBS News .

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Published 14 August 2019 at 11:15am
By Maani Truu
Presented by Tinrawat Banyat
Source: SBS News