Migrants add to Australia’s wealth, government report finds

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Migration program will add up to 1% to annual average GDP growth because it limits the economic impact of the ageing population

Skilled migrants are adding to Australia’s wealth and are not living on welfare or robbing local workers of jobs, a new report has found.

Quashing concerns about the need to cut immigration, the joint research by Treasury and the Department of Home Affairs shows it is in fact benefiting the country’s coffers.

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