All states and territories of Australia aggressively tout for economic immigrants via their state website ‘immigration portals’. Despite our infrastructure, congestion, unemployment, cost of living and housing problems, these state websites continue to present our cities and states as regions in need of mass economic immigration, from foreign homebuyers, investors, professionals and their families. These portals put wealthy people overseas in touch with migration agents, solicitors, property sales people and offer government sponsorship. Business has speeded up and expanded globally with the internet, since the late 1990s. It is bipartisan Lib-Lab and supported by the Greens, who suppress any discussion of immigration rates.
Check for yourselves.
State Immigration Portals
In Victoria, https://liveinmelbourne.vic.gov.au/ [Formerly https://www.liveinvictoria.vic.gov.au];
in WA migration.wa.gov.au;
South Australia, migration.sa.gov.au;
in Queensland, https://migration.qld.gov.au;
ACT, http://www.canberrayourfuture.com.au/portal/migrating/[Previously: https://canberrayourfuture.com.au];
Northern Territory, http://www.australiasnorthernterritory.com.au;
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While you are being told that Victoria has a growth rate of 2.4, of which 60% is due to overseas immigration, and a dangerous shortage of infrastructure, you will not be invited to question these immigration numbers. If you do, you will be told that immigration numbers are the province of the Federal government and the States cannot do much about it.
Since the 1990s this has been untrue. The states tell the Federal government how many immigrants they want. The states also manage land and water, and have land-production departments/corporate entities, associated with political parties and lobbies. Huge amounts of money change hands. No-one knows where it all goes.
If our politicians really wanted to reduce the pressure and hardship in Australia, they would tell prospective economic immigrants that we have a population growth problem, end sponsorship and reduce immigration. That they do not do this shows that they are working for the property investment lobby and against ordinary wage justice, not for most Australians. Refugee numbers need not be affected.