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Raising Australia’s refugee intake would boost economy by billions, Oxfam says

An annual intake of 44,000 would bring an extra $37.7bn in the next 50 years, Deloitte Access Economics report finds

Increasing Australia’s annual humanitarian intake to 44,000 by 2023 would bring an extra $37.7bn to the economy in the next 50 years, a report from Oxfam Australia has said.

  • Helen Davidson
  • The Guardian

The increase – building on the current intake of 18,750 a year – would also sustain an average of 35,000 jobs a year, and increase demand for goods and services by $18.2bn.

The findings, by…

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