Migration under review amid growing congestion concerns

The Morrison government will launch a powerful inquiry into Australia's migration program, opening the door to further cuts in immigrant numbers and moves to push more migrants into the regions to take pressure off congested areas in Sydney and Melbourne.

The comprehensive review, to be led by Parliament’s joint migration committee, which usually examines the nation’s detention centres and visa laws, will take in population and infrastructure pressures.

  • Shane Wright and Eryk Bagshaw
  • The Age

It comes a day after Infrastructure Australia warned the cost of lost productivity due to congestion would double to $38.8 billion by 2031 if the government did not …

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