WELCOME TO POPULATION RESEARCH FOR THE WESTERN AUSTRALIA PARTY.
THE WESTERN AUSTRALIA PARTY DEVELOP ALTERNATIVE POPULATION GROWTH SCENARIOS FOR GREATER PERTH
There is concern in the community about the Labor government’s population plans for Greater Perth.
At Population Research we have explored a lower impact population scenario for Greater Perth.
As is revealed in Chart 1 below the WAP migration policy would usher in lower levels of net overseas migration – compared to the Labor Government’s high immigration strategies.
The main controls on migration are conducted through State visa occupation lists. This is the mechanism the WAP would use to manage State migration. This is a key strategy to developing lower population growth scenarios.
West Australian citizens would be prioritised in the local job market. Occupation lists would be restricted until Western Australia’s unemployment levels dropped well below 6.2%.
The Western Australia Party disputes the mass immigration proponents. High skilled migrants add to productivity and should be used to complement West Australia’s workforce, whereas low skilled temporary migrants displace local workers.
Population Research WA is a public interest website, examining the impacts of rapid population change in WA. We have joined The Western Australia Party and will help develop WAP’s population policy. I will be a candidate for WAP at the 2021 election.
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