Since March, Australia has closed its international borders to tourists and migrant workers. The Federal government announced a plan to bring the brightest skilled workers to Australia.
But the population growth this financial year is the slowest in a century, and around 72,000 migrants are outside Australia, leaving an economic impact in the medium term.
Academics and organisations are asking to restart immigration, and quarantining might be a cheap solution to restart immigration, with accommodation centres already operating for those people who live in ‘hotspots’ to avoid a COVID-19 outbreak.
Organisations are concerned about how the government may give more priority to business programs than to humanitarian ones.