Monthly Archives: December 2014

The Impact of Recent Immigration on the Australian Workforce

Bob Birrell and Ernest Healy February 2013 The main finding is that the number of migrants arriving in Australia since the beginning of 2011 who found jobs is equivalent to the total number of new jobs created in Australia over … Continue reading

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An End to Housing Affordability in Melbourne?

Bob Birrell, Ernest Healy, Virginia Rapson and T. Fred Smith – July 2012 This study explains why housing prices are amongst the highest in the world and why this has occurred despite the Melbourne 2030 compact city policy planning initiatives. … Continue reading

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The 2012-13 immigration program: record numbers, city-bound

The Australian Government is running a record-high migration program, which it intends to increase in 2012–13. The justification is that the program is delivering migrants with scarce skills needed in the resources industries. However, none of the skilled permanent entry … Continue reading

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