In & out

December 28, 2006

67,853 people left Australia. There were 131,593 arrivals (one day, I hope to be one of them…).

“What it is, is an international market for labour. People will take advantage of opportunities they can’t get in Australia, and people will come to Australia for opportunities they can’t get elsewhere. There would be concern if we were getting information that said they’re leaving because Australia can’t compete (with other countries), But we haven’t seen any compelling evidence that there’s a brain drain happening, a la New Zealand.”

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