Sep 2018 | Migrant group warns against government's regional push

Date: 17 Sep 2018

Source: SBS

Australia's migrant council has urged caution against a strong push towards new arrivals moving to regional areas, believing it could stunt economic growth.

Immigration Minister David Coleman says he is looking "very closely" to provide incentives and simplifying the visa process to get more migrants to move outside of the major cities.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison last week signalled plans to slow the intake of some temporary migrants and to encourage new arrivals to settle regionally.