What does the federal government’s new migration policy mean for the Hunter?

How we structure our migrant intake could change with the federal government wanting to reduce the cap on the nation’s permanent migrant intake.

As part of its policy, it is introducing a new skilled worker visa covering 23,000 migrants, but they would have to live in regional areas for at least three years if they want to secure permanent residency.

So what does this mean for the migrant experience, and the Hunter culturally, economically and in regards to jobs?

CEO of Hunter Multicultural Communities Annette Gebhardt and Chair in Applied Regional Economics Professor Will Rifkin from the University of Newcastle speak with Aaron Kearney.

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Duration: 12min 9sec


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ABC Radio Newcastle