Posted on April 17, 2024

Left-Wing Australian Government Opens Door to Record Immigration Numbers

Simon Kent, Breitbart, April 17, 2024

Australia’s left-wing Labor government has set a new record for welcoming immigration arrivals, with its open door policy delivering an unprecedented 105,460 net permanent and long-term arrivals landing in February, with 173,370 arriving over the quarter.

Over the year to February, there were 1,136,770 permanent and long-term arrivals into Australia, offset by 638,500 departures.

As a result, there were a record 498,270 net permanent and long-term arrivals into Australia over the year to February {snip}

Critics are quick to point out the massive inflow of arrivals is outpacing the construction of new homes at a rate of almost four to one, making it almost impossible for first-home buyers to access the market.


Institute of Public Affairs deputy executive director Daniel Wild said the combination of record arrivals and low housing availability was a recipe for a housing crisis {snip}

“Australia’s migration intake remains out of control, with promises to ‘normalise’ arrivals in tatters,” he said.