- 03 Mar 2003
The Economic Impact of Migration in Australia
This chapter looks at migration and its interactions with economic developments and economic policies in Australia. After a brief survey of the past history of immigration into the country over the last century, the evolution of immigration policy and the detail of existing arrangements are outlined, covering both entry policy and the situation of migrants once in Australia. The economic aspects of immigration are dealt with in terms of their impact on the labour market, on output and incomes, on public finances and on trade and the balance of payments.