Business lobby pressures federal government for more immigration


The business lobby took advantage of last week’s AFR Business Summit to pressure Prime Minister Scott Morrison to back a “more ambitious” immigration agenda:

BHP chief executive Mike Henry told the Summit there was an urgent need to return to pre-pandemic levels of skilled migration…

The Business Council of Australia wants the cap to be raised to 220,000 places for each of the 2022-23 and 2023-24 admissions to make up for lost skilled migration, then back to 190,000 a year thereafter.


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