How Australia's population of 24 million could affect immigration
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How Australia’s population of 24 million could affect immigration

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It was recently announced that Australia’s population has officially reached 24 million people. This figure has sparked a lot of interest from different industries and government departments due to a majority of the population boom instigated from overseas immigration.

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics the population is increasing by one person every minute and thirty-one seconds due to birth or immigration and former Foreign Minister Bob Carr has encouraged a review on immigration in order for Australia to be able to sustain a quality of life and not have resources stretched to breaking point.

In a recent interview on an ABC program, Mr Bob Carr explained the cause for concern by comparing Australia’s growth to that of a developing country. “Our rate of population growth is higher than that of Indonesia, which has got developing-world status. I just want Australia to think about the cost. That is; congestion in our cities and skyrocketing home costs and home purchase and rentals in bigger cities.”

If you are considering applying for a visa to work, study, live or invest in Australia your best chance of success is to use the services of a registered migration agent who understands the immigration laws and current requirements which could affect your application.

If you would like to speak to one of our registered and qualified migration agents based here in Queensland, Australia, please contact our office today.  

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