Review of Regional Migration Settings discussion paper

​The Australian Government’s Migration Strategy outlined a new vision for Australia’s migration system. This included a policy roadmap containing 8 key actions, and over 25 new policy commitments and areas for future reform. As part of the Migration Strategy, we committed to ‘evaluate regional migration settings and the Working Holiday Maker program to ensure migration supports development objectives in regional Australia and does not contribute to the exploitation of migrant workers’.

The migration system plays a key role in supporting regional Australia to prosper through the injection of culture, skills, innovation and economic benefits that migration brings.

The purpose of this discussion paper is to seek views from stakeholders – communities, businesses, unions, local governments, state and territory governments, education providers, and others – on how to improve regional migration settings to support strong and sustainable regions, while complementing existing government initiatives. It proposes objectives for regional migration, suggests opportunities where regional migration could work better and outlines questions on which the Government is seeking feedback from stakeholders.

If you would like to make a submission to the review of the regional migration settings or to read the paper, use this link. Submissions close 5:00pm AEST on 26 July, 2024.