The country of Australia has announced that it will increase its immigration intake. The Australian government has made the ultimate decision to welcome 195,000 new immigrants into the nation from its previous 160,000. This increase of 35,000 new immigrants during the current fiscal year is an attempt to fix labor shortages taking place throughout the nation that are a result of the global-wide pandemic. To elaborate, Australian employees are working triple shifts and many businesses are closing due to high unemployment rates that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought upon the country.
Australia is on a mission to fix and restructure its immigration program in order for it to be more advantageous for the country as a whole. The Australian government believes that heightening the immigrant intake will result in the flourishing of the nation’s economic prosperity by reducing the country’s skill shortage. For instance, over 1.1 billion Australian dollars will be allocated to vocational education schools starting next year to fix this national issue. The nation is lifting immigration by thousands as the country is suffering from labor and skill deficiencies.