Migrant Intake into Australia
This inquiry has concluded. A public inquiry into the greater use of charges relative to quotas and qualitative criteria to determine the intake of temporary and permanent entrants into Australia.
- Issues paper 1 May 2015
- Draft report 13 Nov 2015
- Inquiry report 15 Apr 2016
The issues paper is available and it covers a range of issues on which the Commission sought information and feedback, and was intended to assist you in preparing a submission.
Initial submissions were due 12 June 2015.
The draft report is available. You were invited to examine the draft report and make written submissions by 18 December 2015.
The inquiry report has been handed to the Australian Government on 15 April 2016.
The release of the final report by the Government is the final step in the process.
Under the Productivity Commission Act 1998, the Government is required to table the report in each House of the Parliament within 25 sitting days of receipt.
In undertaking this inquiry, the Commission used evidence from Australia and overseas to report on and make recommendations about the following:
- The benefits and costs of permanent migration.
- The scope to use alternative methods for determining the intake of permanent migrants and the effects these would have. This should include examination of a specific scenario in which entry charges for migrants are the primary basis for the selection of migrants.
- The benefits and costs of temporary migration with an examination of the use of charges as the primary basis for regulating the level and composition of this migration.
- Mechanisms for achieving an optimal interaction between temporary and permanent migration.