WILL the Outcome from the CV Pandemic be a Return to a Sustainable Multi-Cultural Migrant Intake from across the Globe?

WILL the Outcome from the CV Pandemic be a Return to a Sustainable Multi-Cultural Migrant Intake from across the Globe?

Because these ABC journalists, Bang Xiao, Christina Zhou and Iris Zhao wrote this report, ‘How the coronavirus pandemic could shift the multicultural make-up of our society’.

WITH Australia having the highest concentration of international students  … did anyone … including foreign students ponder how long this could continue with a majority of overseas students occupying places in Australian Universities?

DUE to the Pandemic it has come to a head perhaps sooner … whereby the PM has had no alternative but to suggest they ‘go home’!

Was there not a similar unpleasant response across the globe? With a World-wide Recession underway? Resembling that of the Great Depression of the 1930s ….

Were these students unaware that in their large numbers they have replaced Australians by paying full enrolment fees? 

That these students have been ‘cash cows‘ to fund our Universities due to Government withdrawal of funding?

Numerous reports have been issued concerning the impact of a large cohort of International Students with:

-disruption to lectures due to some students having poor English language skills

-cheating; lowering of standards

-less places for Australian students

-high Australian youth unemployment and underemployment with increased competition from student/visa workers

Prior to the pandemic unemployment and underemployment was at 19.7%, and for years, the Labor opposition, unions, economists and others have been urging the government to increase ‘Newstart’ which was below the poverty line. With it being rebadged as ‘JobSeeker’ the payment was increased but it is due to return to below the poverty line rate in September!

Many Australians have lost their jobs, and many more may lose the security of their homes due to the Pandemic … so the Government does need to look after its citizens first!

Due to trade, tourism and the Australian property market largely targeting China, Australia no longer appears to be so ‘multicultural’ … this concentration has intensified since 2013 …

Perhaps it would be good to diversify esp. with the threats coming from China, and those with vested interests?

It would seem that Australian Universities need to demand government funding to ensure security of intelligence and R & D esp. since the cyber attacks on data at the ANU!  And the interference from Confuscious Institutes … an example being the UQ and its suspension of Philosophy Student, Drew Pavlou. 

View this report: ‘ UQ management “tip of the iceberg of a totally corrupted system” ‘

and Search CAAN Website for more about Drew Pavlou and the University of Queensland.

ONCE again it is put that in Australia not rendering financial support to international students that this may discourage future enrolments, and a loss of the alleged fourth largest export sector.

HOWEVER, Macro Business questioned the veracity of a $37.6B contribution to our economy supporting 240,000 jobs following a media release by Education Minister Dan Tehan in November 2019 that education exports had grown by $5B in 2018-19. Further, that the ABS found the sector had grown by 15%.

BUT what is not mentioned are tuition fees and expenses while studying in Australia and their goods and services of $20B that they pay for from working in Australia as they study outweigh enrolment fees of $15B in 2018.

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International students work here to pay for their living expenses just as Australian students do!

IT has been the lure of ‘Permanent Residency’ that has enticed the majority of these international students. 

Now the Pandemic has been a cruel blow! But not only for International Students but Australians with many unable to gain a place at University …

Prof. Salvatore Babones’ research (August 2018) reveals that Australia has the highest concentration of international students; with the UK and Canada following

Total overseas student enrolments increased to 918,000 including 435,000 enrolled in Universities.

Overseas students accounted for more than 80% of some of Queensland’s most popular university courses

-foreign students filled some 75% of places in key university courses

-occupy 82.4% of places in IT courses at University of the Sunshine Coast; 2 thirds of places at James Cook and University of Southern Queensland

-at UQ in exchange for selling places to Chinese students it gains $250M a year

-overseas students outnumber Australian students in IT, management and commerce courses

CIS Emeritus Professor Steven Schwartz, a former vice-chancellor of Macquarie University in Sydney and Murdoch University in Perth, said foreign students flock to courses likely to lead to jobs and permanent residency, such as IT and management.

“Permanent residency is one of the main motivations to study in Australia,’’ he said.

“If suddenly permanent residency was given to people who study poetry, it’s likely they’d all be doing poetry.”

SO next time you hear of an Australian politician extolling the benefits of an alleged $37.6 B International Student Export Industry update them on what is really happening!

Read more:  ‘The uni courses being taken over by foreign students’

Cash-hungry universities are offering more places to fee-paying foreigners than to local students in 64 courses nationally, data obtained exclusively by The Courier-Mail reveals.

View:

https://www.couriermail.com.au/education/tertiary/the-uni-courses-being-taken-over-by-foreign-students/news-story/3910fd3b7d5525aedf0d9a3b94d41605

FOR years … decades … Australians have been subject to callous treatment by politicians and Liberal Coalition Governments with WorkChoices by Stealth;  the casualisation of the workforce; competition from Visa workers for jobs (introduced by Howard Govt)

Come September those Australians in receipt of JobSeeker (previously known as Newstart) will have this payment cut to return to below the Poverty Line!

PRIOR to the Pandemic Unemployment had reached 19.7 %

Read more!

https://caanhousinginequalitywithaussieslockedout.com/2020/06/04/economists-now-saying-unemployment-could-be-close-to-20/?fbclid=IwAR1UKsWIVwli9UdJoV8YX-r5gP–wjQDTnwmC0674BIEE-jgBUxZDhMCoNw

HOW long before banks foreclose on homes? 

No doubt there is even more hardship to be experienced across Our Society … unbeknowns no doubt to many … with the Morrison Government only announcing in 2019 of its cut to migration to 160,000 as it overlooked the 2.3 Million Temp. Visa holders in the country …

Yet the 2019 Budget estimates reveal high levels of net overseas migration (NOM) to rise to 263,000 in 2022. 

Will the Morrison Government put Australian workers and jobs first and desist with the high temporary migrant visas of some 2.2 , or 2.3 Million p.a.??

Hence even more competition for jobs, housing, and lowering of living standards … for the incumbents …

ASK why demographers like Liz Allen deliver this message that Australia would be:

“economically and culturally poorer” as a result of near-zero international migration due to border lockdowns.

WHEN our Unemployment is at 20% (or more), and with largely people from China  targeted for migrant intake where is the cultural diversity?  Australians are now enjoying a reprieve from traffic gridlock, the crush in schools, buses and trains, and would prefer the lockdown to remain!

LIZ Allen perhaps ought contemplate … Liz ought to get around … and see for herself the demographic change across Sydney in Chatswood, Macquarie Park, Epping, Ryde to name a few and contemplate how this may impact Australians when they are now in a minority?  What of job opportunities for Australians within this demographic change?

To find that all shopping malls, shopping strips, restaurants, cafes, the businesses, and shopping centre seating are taken over by new ‘Permanent Residents’, and some even speak to Australians in an authoritarian manner!  As where we live is rezoned for higher density, ‘new homes’ sold by developers to these overseas buyers … and so on!

During this Pandemic despite the ‘Social Distancing’ signage many of these people disregard the guidelines and walk up behind in groups too close to Australians in their midst!

HOW discriminatory is that?  Some Australians may be annoyed by this …

LET alone the facts of very poor even KRUPT Government policy allowing such overseas Visa holders to buy our Real Estate with ‘hot money’ … as many as six ‘new homes’ on a Guardian Visa … etc, etc … 

The Real Estate Gatekeepers having been made exempt from Anti-money Laundering Laws in October 2018 by the Morrison Government.

WHY does Liz Allen say that ‘Australia desperately needed migrants to stay and contribute to maintaining the economy, and, in time, rebuilding after the pandemic passes’ ?  WHEN Australia already has 20% plus Unemployment? 

WHOSE interests does Liz Allen represent?

FOLLOWING the devastation of the Pandemic what country if any, is likely to offer better options?

Liz Allen continued to beat up Australians with her emphasis on ‘White Australia policy sentiments’ which bears no resemblance to the multi-cultural society that we have had until the past seven years

IN regard to the matters we have referred to it would appear that in fact contrary to Ms Allen that Australians have borne the brunt of very poooor government policies.

That since the advent (some would say the onset) of the Liberal Coalition, living standards, quality of life, lowest wages growth for 60 years, and insecure work, unaffordable housing etc, etc … that let’s hope the Australian Government does focus on keeping Australians in work and business now and beyond the CoronaVirus!

Read more from this article: ‘How the coronavirus pandemic could shift the multicultural make-up of our society’.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-04-11/coronavirus-migrant-workers-international-students-australia/12130784

A brightly coloured dragon puppet on sticks weaves above the heads of a crwod.
Photo: (ABC News: Tegan Osborne)

Despite a Big Need to House Australians Why is the Property Sector calling for more Migrants?

IN the background the developer lobby, the Property Council of Australia (PCA), have been plotting to bring back high immigration following the cessation of the Pandemic lockdown … read more …

For more about their Push for boosting immigration ‘A seven point plan to kickstart the economy’

View: https://eliteagent.com/property-industry-can-help-kickstart-economic-recovery/

or …

https://www.miragenews.com/property-industry-can-kickstart-economic-recovery/

or …

https://www.marketscreener.com/news/Property-Industry-Can-Kickstart-Economic-Recovery–30637915/

And …

REMEMBER … ScoMo before entering politics was the National ManagerPolicy and Research, Property Council of Australia 1989-1995 .. where he wrote the Policy for this Developer Lobby!

AND so the PCA has anointed their manto seize the reins of Australia

‘Property Industry Donations favour the Coalition about eight to one AEC figures show’

https://www.domain.com.au/news/property-industry-donations-favour-the-coalition-about-eight-to-one-aec-figures-show-927046/

MEANWHILE there is …

a need for 200,000 Social Housing dwellings to be built (ACOSS Report)

Read more!

https://caanhousinginequalitywithaussieslockedout.com/2020/05/08/what-led-to-the-decline-in-home-ownership-really/

most of the Public Housing estates in NSW have been sold off for high-rise redevelopment targeting overseas buyers

-a whole Cohort of aspiring Australian First Home Buyers remain locked out … prior to the Pandemic by a ‘hot money’ real estate market and the lowest wages growth for 60 years

NOW many of them may be unemployed!

-the victims of the 2019-20 firestorms 6 months on are living in tents and/or shipping containers, and are begging for money!

Read more!  ‘Homeless still fighting for Funds after Bushfire disaster’

https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/bushfiresupport/homeless-still-fighting-for-funds-after-bushfire-disaster/news-story/0db5aae64b53f9c2b3725367363202d6

SO why is this Property Sector not addressing the needs of Australians? HOW come this Sector is exempt from the second tranche of the Anti-money laundering laws?  WHY did the Morrison Government exempt this sector in October 2018?

These are questions for your local MPs …

The Coalition raked in the most donations from the property sector, by far. Photo: Sitthixay Ditthavong

IS the Real Problem Our Belief System? Meanwhile …

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CAAN Photo: Chinese Sydney Property Weekly; December 2019; a number of like publications issued weekly

THE real problem is our belief system … because …

LAST NIGHT ON 7.30 PwC Chief Economist, Jeremy Thorpe  … at about 4.30 minutes into the report … talked about:


-creating a growth economy not fortress Australia
-that the growth economy largely based on immigration will put us back on track quicker, and will generate billions more

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CAAN Photo: Macquarie Park now consists of many RESIDENTIAL High-Rise PRECINCTS that have replaced the Business and IT Park! Developed a mere 30 years ago; gone jobs for local Australians


ISN’t it a shame these so-called policy influencers seem to still …


-believe in the ‘trickle down’ economy
-believe in the forever growth economy

These rusted on capitalists seem to have failed to understand it is:

-not always about them and their precious never-ending desires for more

the Earth’s resources are finite despite their best efforts to deny this reality

IT was quite clear the battle-lines are already being drawn to counter some of the prevailing views following the failures of our current structures to deal with a major health, social and economic problem caused by an imported virus

These opportunists see it as their duty to warn against Australia turningto pivot in a direction:


away from being completely open to the whims of foreign markets, companies and foreign governments

-that differentiates us, that we can chart a course that is about doing things for ourselves

-and not being so reliant on overseas supply chains for just about everything!

They infer dangers lie ahead if we do, even using the label ‘fortress Australia’ links any such thoughts -with a negative sentiment

suggestive of xenophobia

-less valuable…and so on

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CAAN Photo: the foreign buy-up of Australia’s domestic housing has led to massive demographic changes across many Sydney and Melbourne suburbs. The overseas buyers not only can gain a Permanent Resident Visa, Medicare benefits, BUT access to numerous other Visas including Student, Family, Parent, Grandparent, Guardian …


BUT what about those who think otherwise?

THE 7.30 report didn’t cover a point of view that explained what would happen if Australia did more for itself, that there may be merits derived from having a more modest immigration intake, where was the balance?

WHAT about…


-earlier reports about a wealthier smaller Australia

a clever Australia investing in itself, that it’s not just about

.digging holes in the ground
.educating foreign students
.selling our domestic housing to foreigners
.selling anything and everything we once owned to foreigners; the money that flows in
.not being clean and our government not showing any interest in knowing about it
.that our real estate continues to be an international hotspot for money launderers and still it seems THAT is being tolerated … (Real Estate Gatekeepers exemption from Anti-Money Laundering Laws October 2018)


THAT IT CAN BE ABOUT DOING … MAKING … CREATING HERE IN A SUSTAINABLE WAY!

View 7.30: ‘How life might look after lockdown’ … where the discussion begins with Jeremy Thorpe, PWC Chief Economist at about 4.30 minutes in

https://www.abc.net.au/7.30/how-life-might-look-after-lockdown/12236192

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·Appearing on @abc730 tonight discussing new @PwC_AU research – Australia Rebooted – and discussing what #recovery from #COVID19 might look like for the Australian economy

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South Australia has not had all its Eggs in the one Basket

South Australia has not had all its eggs in the one basket (case) …

SOUTH AUSTRALIA has not relied so much on Housing and Tourism which are now the hardest hit by the Pandemic.

AUSTRALIA’s GDP increase for 2018-19 of 2.89% but South Australia’s annual growth was only 1.34% however this could be why this State’s recovery may well be more immediate.

The Nation’s economic growth  … at the expense of a Whole Cohort of Australians esp. Our Youth  … was due to:

-high population growth through immigration and visa manipulation

-our industry going ‘offshore’ for China’s ‘cheap’ manufacturing

-the sell-off of our domestic housing to those from overseas with ‘hot money’ to burn

Unlike Victoria and NSW South Australia derived less ‘so-called’ advantage from these factors

Nor will South Australia have to climb out of this hole to the same extent

READ MORE!

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-05-07/why-sa-could-win-race-to-covid-19-recovery/12220644

The Skyline of Adelaide looking south

South Australia could turn what some regard as weaknesses into strengths, experts say.(ABC News: Chris Moon)

HT has taken NSW Premier to Court … Next … bypasses Randwick Council to build 1900 apartments

IT’s breathtaking … the chutzpah … the hubris …

WHAT could be more socially responsible than development of Social Housing?  Currently there is a shortfall of 200,000 social and affordable homes with more than 60,000 households on the social housing waitlist!

BUT this is not what Harry would consider … he wants more and more … he has two large sites in Sydney Olympic Park, two in Macquarie Park including a 63 storey tower that he builds for Chinese buyers … as these well-known quotes reveal:

The problem with Australians is they are very slow. They ask their lawyer, they ask their financial adviser, they ask their family, they ask everybody. The Chinese don’t ask anybody, they come off the plane, buy their unit and go.

‘I’ll Buy Cheaper Australia’s Property King is Exploiting the Slump’

“China has more than 1 billion people,” he said. “And they love Australia. I think they love Australia as much as we love Australia. So there will always be enough of them that will buy.”

https://www.smh.com.au/business/the-economy/i-ll-buy-cheaper-australia-s-property-king-is-exploiting-the-slump-20190215-p50xyl.html

“Then I will bring in more migrants,” said Mr Triguboff, who believes that many of the current approvals will not quickly be developed.

https://www.afr.com/property/phil-lowe-he-worries-me-a-bit-says-triguboff-20161019-gs5vg8

Therefore why should HT receive special treatment when Australia has thousands of homeless people?  Shouldn’t our governments be addressing this issue over and above the profit margins of this very wealthy man?

MERITON had approval in 2017 to build 450 dwellings … now this figure has swollen to 1900 apartments …

AND this developer expects the community to believe that it has sought to mitigate the impact of this development on the surrounding community?

WHY should NSW Planning approve this ahead of 30,000 dwellings for Australia’s Homeless? This would help to address ‘years’ of NSW underspending on public/social housing.


Currently there is a shortfall of 200,000 social and affordable homes with more than 60,000 households on the social housing waitlist!

-30,000 dwellings would create far more jobs than Meriton’s 3000 at Little Bay

READ MORE:

‘Socially irresponsible’: Meriton bypasses council to build 1900 apartments

https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/socially-irresponsible-meriton-bypasses-council-to-build-1900-apartments-20200502-p54p83.html#comments

Meriton would "build tomorrow" if it won planning approval to build 1900 apartments at Little Bay.
Meriton would “build tomorrow” if it won planning approval to build 1900 apartments at Little Bay.CREDIT:MERITON

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WHAT Has the PANDEMIC meant for GENS X Y AND Z and Their Prospects?

THE NEW REALITY … Have our Youth been conditioned over the years?

PRIOR in talking to Our Youth … they seemed to have accepted they had no prospects of ‘home ownership’ … it seems they learnt this as early as high school!

SO they adapted to make the World their oyster … to travel, live and work anywhere until the CoronaVirus!

The SPIN was circulated by Lobby groups representing Developers and The Top End of Town that they were extravagant … wasting money on Smashed Avo and overseas holidays … this by the way has been during the lowest wages growth for more than 60 years …

NOW with the World-wide lockdown of CV they are facing while overseas … the prospect of a 27% surge in flights and house prices dropping 30% … unless the Property Sector intervene … ?

WHAT happened while Young Australians sought the joy of overseas travel to compensate for the restrictions imposed on them by lobbyist groups and changes in government policy? 

At the same time those here saw a rapid change that further escalated from 2014/15 of a massive influx particularly of Chinese people who became the new ‘Permanent Residents’ following real estate tours, and having bought not only an apartment but often a level of an apartment tower!  How convenient for them to start new careers here too!  While our families were overseas seeking something …

AND with 200,000 as many as 300,000 migrants annually … and prior to the Pandemic there were 2.4 Million Visa holders in Australia … of course this has had a huge impact on Our Communities, Our Society and where we live … bulldozed to accommodate more … and rezoned for higher density … we found that we had no rights! SO it continues with an infrastructure catch-up as villages like Haberfield and Rozelle are destroyed for Toll Roads, Tunnels and Stacks!

JUST now on ”THE DRUM’ a commentator said words to the effect that permanent and temporary migrants were needed to do the jobs that Australians won’t do

HOW OFTEN has that been rehashed?

TELL that to those made redundant … or the One Million Australians prior to this Pandemic who were unable to find a job or were underemployed!

PERHAPS this has a lot to do with Migration Agents and others lobbying for high immigration … and employers keen to exploit Visa Workers?

‘Home affairs spokeswoman Kristina Keneally, who is part of Labor’s core leadership group, said the country had an unprecedented chance to shift the immigration program away from the “lazy” approach used by governments of all persuasions to boost the economy at the expense of local workers and community concerns.

View:

https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/put-australian-jobs-first-labor-calls-for-migration-overhaul-after-pandemic-20200501-p54p0i.html

TO counter any community objection to the high immigration of both permanent and temporary migrants and a call for the maintenance of border closure those with vested interests label this as ‘racist’ … will they go further to label Australians as ‘far-right, anti-immigration’ or worse? 

DESPITE what has happened to Australian Youth?

-locked out of secure work (on contract); lowest wages growth

-competing in the jobs market with Visa workers

-locked out of housing market by competition from ‘hot money’

-high unemployment and underemployment at 19.7% prior to the Pandemic

READ MORE in this Report which comes closer to the truth but has overlooked what CAAN has talked about here, and why they were robbed of ‘The Australian Dream’ that led them to seek joy travelling …

‘What has coronavirus done to the millennial version of the great Australian dream?’

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-05-04/has-covid-19-put-an-end-to-millennials-great-australian-dream/12149602

Australian Rina Laino next to a building in Japan.
For Rina Laino, a mortgage is something that will hopefully come later in life.(Supplied: Rina Laino)

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Senator Kristina Keneally & Labor call for Migration & Visa Manipulation Fix!

Labor Home affairs spokeswoman Kristina Keneally has called for a move away from the high immigration and Visa manipulation which obviously is all about boosting the economy of the Big End of Town to the detriment of Australian workers, our Society and Communities forced to get out of the way for higher density …

The turning point now being the CoronaVirus to address the damage done!

CAAN has shared all too numerous reports with you from The Unconventional Economist and others proving that the ‘temporary visa worker’ influx has resulted in higher unemployment, underemployment and the lowest wages growth of some 60 years for Australian workers!

The Morrison Government reduced the permanent migrant intake to 160,000 however it did not make it widely known that there were up to some 2.4 million Visa holders in Australia until prior to the Pandemic Lockdown!

Due to lockdowns overseas the numbers of possible migrants are expected to be down.

DESPITE the evidence produced revealing the negative consequences of disproportionate numbers of migrants both permanent and temporary, and skilled workers, Government MP Andrew Laming argued for an increase, and alleged that International Students were a $36 Billion sector that could be doubled.

His argument is readily refuted in this report, ‘Australia’s $37.6 B International Student Export Con’. Read more: https://www.macrobusiness.com.au/2019/11/australias-37-6b-international-student-export-con/

Because the majority of these foreign students pay the initial start-up fee, and then take up jobs to pay for their education, housing and upkeep.  The question should also be asked how many of them are on ‘the books’ … to pay tax and Superannuation?

Read more from Shane Wright in ‘Put Australian Jobs First’: Labor calls for Migration Overhaul after Pandemic’

View: https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/put-australian-jobs-first-labor-calls-for-migration-overhaul-after-pandemic-20200501-p54p0i.html#comments

Labor's immigration spokeswoman Kristina Keneally says Australia's post-pandemic immigration program must change.
Labor’s immigration spokeswoman Kristina Keneally says Australia’s post-pandemic immigration program must change.CREDIT:ALEX ELLINGHAUSEN

WHO are most concerned about the Pandemic Immigration Freeze … and Why?

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CAAN PHOTO; Real Estate agency in middle of shopping mall

WHO fear catastrophic consequences for the Economy from CoronaVirus? It would seem even more so than the People in the Street …

WHO has benefited from nearly three decades of essentially uninterrupted economic growth?

HAS it largely been the bandits from the UT Developer Lobby?  The PCA, and those associated with them … the Real Estate Gatekeepers? Agents, lawyers, accountants, and conveyancers?  The Lobby Groups and Think Tanks behind them? The NSW Government with its stamp duty coffers?

-the department store moguls with washers and fridges flying off the floor

-MTR Hong Kong Consortium owned Metro

-Toll road builders like Transurban … et al?

MEANWHILE a whole Cohort of Australians have been locked out of home ownership by those laundering ‘black money’ together with the lowest wages growth … and insecure work on contract!

SO how is High Immigration working for the majority of Australians?  Particularly Gens X, Y and Z?

WE will enlighten ANU DEMOGRAPHER Liz Allen and other experts on what we believe to be the real implications of High Immigration for the Australian Constituency contrary to the views given in this report:

Coronavirus has halted immigration to Australia and that has experts worried about the country’s economic and social recovery from the pandemic

BECAUSE contrary to Liz Allen mass immigration appears to have created greater inequality!

Read more from Macro Business:   ‘Memo to Liz Allen:  Mass immigration = greater inequality’

AND as automation increases … growing Australia’s workforce through high migrant numbers creates more unemployment and underemployment, and low wages for constituents.

Liz Allen refers to an ‘ageing population with more people retiring from the workforce than people entering the workforce.’

How can that be so with 160,000 migrants p.a., and ‘2.43 million temporary migrants in Australia in December 2019, a number which according to the federal government fell to 2.17 million – a drop of 260,000 – in early April.’

AND … Anthony Albanese said: ‘Older Australians are missing out on job opportunities and seeing their hopes for a secure and dignified retirement evaporate.

Today, over 170,000 Australians aged between 55 and 64 are on unemployment benefits just when they should be building their nest egg.’  

Contrary to Liz Allen they have not been able to reach retirement! They have been made redundant!

One must question how many ‘new workers’ are in fact on ‘the books’ … paying tax, and into Super?

Read more: ‘Jobs Drought for Older People’  

https://thenewdaily.com.au/finance/2020/02/19/jobs-drought-for-older-people/

Then Liz Allen referred to a large number of temporary visa holders now stranded due to the Pandemic; that Australia was not meeting some obligations.

It appears Dr Allen has overlooked how many Australians are in crisis, and that it ought be up to the Visa Holders’ employers/sponsors including Australian Universities to look after their needs not the Taxpayers!

Meanwhile charities have been helping out …

With high unemployment and underemployment in Australia at 19.7% prior to the Pandemic!

Dr Jim Stanford said:

“This says to me that one in five potential workers in Australia, or about 20 per cent, are people who want to work, want to work more, aren’t working at all, or working less than they want to.” 

Read more from Macro Business: ‘One Million Aussies Forgotten in Unemployment Statistics’

https://www.macrobusiness.com.au/2019/10/one-million-aussies-forgotten-in-unemployment-statistics/

Add, the high cost of housing;  insecure work (on contract); schools, buses, trains all full-up; our roads in gridlock … that Australia is no longer a welcoming nor safe place for Constituents either … many Australians now joining the ranks of the unemployed and abandoning leases on accommodation seeking refuge with family … and how many more will become Homeless?

PERHAPS those predominantly from our Big Neighbour to the North (China) … at the invitation of the Australian Property Sector … flying in on real estate tours and cruising in European limousines … that perhaps these people in flaunting their wealth have brought the alleged racial abuse from some upon themselves? 

IT would seem that the Australian Government policies have been written to their advantage … to the extent that they can buy our domestic housing; an exemption for the Real Estate Gatekeepers was made in October 2018 by the Morrison Government for the second tranche of the Anti-Money Laundering Laws!

READ more commentary in this article from those advocates of ‘A Big Australia’ including ANU Demographer Dr Liz Allen,  Grattan Institute CEO John Daley,  Commsec senior economist Ryan Felsman and Associate Professor Boucher  … do they too have a vested interest in high immigration?

https://www.sbs.com.au/news/coronavirus-has-halted-immigration-to-australia-and-that-could-have-dire-consequences-for-its-economic-recovery?cid=sbsnews:edm:newsam:relation:news:na:na

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CAAN Photo: Chinese Sydney Property Weekly

NO Let-Up from the Big Boys at Urban Taskforce … Covid-19 or not!

DESPITE THE REPORTS from the Professionals about What needs to be done to restore Our Economy and Our Society … which we have shared with you again today …

We then went and had a look at the SMH, and …

JUST as we feared the Mob … the Urban Taskforce and other Big Boys have held even more sway with NSW INC …

Elizabeth Farrelly writes in ‘The lucky group enjoying fewer constraints under COVID: developers’

About how they are forging ahead during the crisis as everyone else is in lock-down!

https://www.smh.com.au/politics/nsw/the-lucky-group-enjoying-fewer-constraints-under-covid-developers-20200423-p54mqg.html

HT is at it again … he builds Precincts now for his Middle Kingdom, Chinese clients …

WE were never asked about ‘Who comes to this Country’

including money launderers

IS it out of some longheld spite, or just pure opportunism that he has become the Mother of them all?

This time at LITTLE BAY a plan for 1900 apartments with towers up to 22 storeys.

This follows on from when in early April 2020 while we were all caught up with the CV Wuhan Pandemic … NSW INC approved Meriton’s ‘DESTINATION’ Macquarie Park Monster of 63 storeys (243M)

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CAAN Photo: the undeveloped site next to two towers under construction at Meriton’s ‘Destination’ Talavera Road, Macquarie Park; a big development site of 4 or 5 towers compare that to Little Bay of 1900 dwellings!

WHILE the Budget Surplus is rapidly being depleted by the WUHAN PANDEMIC, the Property Mafia have been taking control … they are running Australia …

BUT there are more of US!  Still …

WHILE in LOCKDOWN this is as good an opportunity as any to counter this …

UNITE … it can start in your street …

EMAIL your local MPs, all political candidates, councillors of your OBJECTIONS, and tell them what you want for this Country!

-this is what is missing! So they ignore us …

MESSAGE your contacts across Sydney, NSW … across Australia requesting they do the same!

That we want HOUSING FOR EVERY AUSTRALIAN!  Be it Public, Social, Affordable Housing

AND a stop to ‘high’ immigration and Visa Manipulation

-through the lure of real estate tours they can gain a ‘Permanent Resident Visa’ with Medicare!

-the Real Estate Gatekeepers exempt (excluded) from Anti-Money Laundering Laws (by the Morrison Government October 2018)

USE these links also in your message:

From Geoff Hanmer:  Why the Focus of Stimulus Plans has to be construction that puts Social Housing First

House Prices to Fall 30% but What’s in it for Aussie First Home Buyers?

https://caanhousinginequalitywithaussieslockedout.com/2020/04/24/house-prices-to-fall-30-but-whats-in-it-for-aussies/?fbclid=IwAR23cGBCXXoZTPg1WtlqFZ0-_tBDvFDc1r-wMJmtOQXDvBAkjuEXsvAPE20

The Fifth Estate: Housing is not working.  Time for a big Rethink

The Fifth Estate: Fast-tracking Development in NSW:  Is it genuine reform or rent-seeking give-away?

List of 79 Shovel-Ready Projects … as well as Harry’s 1900 dwellings … Holdmark, Bilbergia and Walker Corporation largely feature!!

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CAAN Photo: Meriton ‘Destination’ Talavera Road Macquarie Park; April 2020

CAAN RESOURCE on immigration decline due to CoronaVirus

Let immigration burn

By David Llewellyn-Smith in Australian Economy

at 12:15 am on April 17, 2020 | 142 comments

And there you go, via The Australian:

The coronavirus is driving the biggest population decline in Australian history, with 300,000 tourists, temporary workers and students already departing this year in an exodus that threatens to deepen a consumer spending slump and hit the housing market.

The number of temporary visa holders in Australia dropped by 260,000 in the first three months of this year, with a further 50,000 departing in the first two weeks of April, Acting Immigration Minister Alan Tudge has revealed.

Research obtained by The Australian predicts a further 300,000 people could leave the country to return home by the end of the year, which economists warn could further erode consumer demand and cause a slump in the rental and housing markets.

Australia’s population grew by 371,000, or 1.5 per cent, to 25.46 million over the year to last September, of which 63 per cent was due to net overseas migration.

Warren Hogan, a professor of economics at UTS Business School, said a large drop in net ­migration would sap consumer spending, already hobbled by the impact of nationwide lockdowns, and add further strain to a housing market grappling with a new ­national rental code.

“And when you look at it in turnaround terms, the drop is even bigger,” Professor Hogan said.

In the most recent budget, the government pencilled in net overseas migration of 271,000 this year, up from 259,600 in 2018. More than 800,000 net new immigrants were forecast over the next three years, the budget papers say.

Reserve Bank research by Peter Tulip and Trent Saunders, conducted last year, found a reduction in population growth would increase rental vacancies, trim rents and housing prices, and reduce construction.

I feel for all of those people and businesses that were sucked into this giant people ponzi but the government has this coming. The numbers should never have been allowed to run so high. It was not population growth. It was an immigration imbalance that crushed wages, oriented production to cheap labour services output, destroyed productivity by crush-loading everything, ruined university standards, and plunged the nation into an endless income and per capita recession via an output gap that never closed. It was also beginning to threaten democracy itself thanks to the big lie that it was in the nation’s interests and via a flood of CCP corruption. 

We should NOT try to get the numbers back up to save broken retailers and property. We need to take this on the chin, let intake numbers fall permanently, and get on with the adjustment that that involves.

Thankfully, it is the very thing that we need:

  • cheaper houses to compensate youth for the COVID-19 sacrifice;
  • cheaper land for competitiveness; 
  • public investment in universities to boost people skills;
  • city debottlenecking to lift productivity;
  • less cheap labour to compete with locals and lift wages, 
  • and full-blown environmental remediation.

If nothing else good comes out of COVID-19, a halved immigration rate will be a major silver lining.

Let immigration burn.

David Llewellyn-Smith

David Llewellyn-SmithDavid Llewellyn-Smith is Chief Strategist at the MB Fund and MB Super. David is the founding publisher and editor of MacroBusiness and was the founding publisher and global economy editor of The Diplomat, the Asia Pacific’s leading geo-politics and economics portal.

He is also a former gold trader and economic commentator at The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, the ABC and Business Spectator. He is the co-author of The Great Crash of 2008 with Ross Garnaut and was the editor of the second Garnaut Climate Change Review.

SOURCE: https://www.macrobusiness.com.au/2020/04/let-immigration-burn/