Migration has been widely heralded as key to Australia’s social and economic success. The foundation of this success has been the effective settlement of the migrants who have come through the migration program. The capacity and willingness of migrants to work hard to build a
new life in Australia ensures the migration program achieves the social and economic outcomes intended.
This submission outlines how the migration program and settlement policy can be structured to optimise the economic and social contributions of migrants, including specific recommendations around supporting regional migration.