Immigrants don't take Australian jobs. They create jobs for others | Jock Collins

Source: The Guardian - View Original Article
Published: May 04, 2020
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51% Conservative


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Policies:

Refugee Migration

Sentiments

98% "Will it develop an anti-immigration politics on the argument that immigrants take our jobs?""
92% "Until the Howard government immigration policy had been bipartisan.""
90% "Australia introduced the postwar immigration program because it was populate or perish.""
87% "The last thing that the Australian economy needs now - after the Covid shock - is to wreak havoc on the prospects for economic ..."
85% "The key message here: immigrants take our jobs while Asians (or Muslims in One Nation mark 11) are not desirable migrants.""
84% "This is what prevents the argument that Australia has abandoned settler migration altogether.""
83% "Today temporary migrant intakes outnumber permanent arrivals by three to one, with 2.1 million temporary migrants currently living in Australia.""
81% "This is evident in relation to international students and working holidaymakers: their absence has created a crisis for the Australian tertiary education and agricultural ..."

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Contributing sentiments towards policy:

98% : Will it develop an anti-immigration politics on the argument that immigrants take our jobs?
92% : Until the Howard government immigration policy had been bipartisan.
90% : Australia introduced the postwar immigration program because it was "populate or perish".
87% : The last thing that the Australian economy needs now - after the Covid shock - is to wreak havoc on the prospects for economic recovery by impeding the economic stimulus that immigration brings.
85% : It took many years for immigration numbers to recover.
85% : The key message here: immigrants take our jobs while Asians (or Muslims in One Nation mark 11) are not desirable migrants.
84% : This is what prevents the argument that Australia has abandoned settler migration altogether.
83% : Keneally is right to be concerned about the size of the temporary migration intake.
83% : Today temporary migrant intakes outnumber permanent arrivals by three to one, with 2.1 million temporary migrants currently living in Australia.
81% : This is evident in relation to international students and working holidaymakers: their absence has created a crisis for the Australian tertiary education and agricultural industries.
79% : So, what do we make of Keneally's stance?
78% : With the US, Canada and New Zealand, Australia had become a settler immigration country: immigrants and their immediate and extended families were sought not only to fill the labour shortages but also to contribute to long-term nation building.
78% : Immigration numbers gradually increased during the first postwar long boom, rising to a record of 185,099 in 1969-70.
78% : Australian immigration has always been controversial, perhaps because only Switzerland and Luxembourg among OECD countries have a higher relative immigrant population.
78% : In the recent federal and NSW state elections, immigration policy was again put in play by the conservatives.
74% : Kristina Keneally, Labor's home affairs frontbencher, has called for a substantial cut to future Australian temporary immigration intakes: "We must make sure that Australians get a fair go and a first go at jobs."
74% : Jock Collins is professor of social economics at the UTS Business School.
73% : More than a decade later Tony Abbot mimicked his mentor by promising to stop the boats if elected.
72% : At the 2001 federal election, Howard successfully played the race card after his government said asylum seekers - boat people - had threatened to throw their children overboard .
71% : The controversy has centred on the numbers arriving annually and their composition.
70% : After each recession, a new national immigration debate emerged.
70% : Immigrants do not take Australian jobs: they create jobs for others.
69% : There are calls for a cut in the temporary intake - but the last thing we need now is to forgo the economic stimulus of immigration Opportunistic politics or merely the time-honoured twisting and turning of the snake that is the political economy of Australian immigration?
69% : Is this a sign that Labor will now take the front-running on the politicisation of the immigration issue?
69% : He has studied migration for four decades.
64% : The first immigration policy in the colony of NSW in the 1860s was to restrict Chinese immigration.
62% : The hyphen indicates a bridge or pathway between the two: many permanent immigrants have previously been on temporary visas, with an average of three and a half temporary visas, according to the Productivity Commission.
56% : Searching for a metaphor for Australian immigration, the late Charles Price, great demographer and migration scholar, compared the Australian appetite for immigration to the feeding patterns of a boa constrictor: during periods of economic boom Australia took in huge gulps (intakes) of immigrants only to cut back dramatically during periods of economic downturn.
54% : Shortly after the 1982-3 recession, the historian Geoffrey Blainey launched the first shots of what became known as the Asian immigration debate.
49% : Morrison did not publicise the fact that his government had increased refugee intakes to the highest historical level.
48% : The NSW premier, Gladys Berejiklian, promised to cut the immigration to NSW in half if elected, despite having no powers to do so.
47% : Numbers increased again under the Hawke government, only to be interrupted by the 1991-92 recession: net immigration intakes of 78,300 in 1991-92 fell to 48,400 the year after.
47% : At federation, the white Australia policy was the common denominator, the glue that united the new nation.
44% : After all, Labor has skin in the immigration game: Keating introduced mandatory detention for boat people while Rudd promised they would never settle in Australia.
44% : Australia has discarded the settler immigration model to adopt a guest-settler immigration model.
40% : The Covid-19 virus has put a dramatic halt to Australian immigrant arrivals.
40% : When Morrison went to the polls, he announced loudly that he would cut immigration to 160,000 per annum, even though it was already only slightly higher than that.
39% : Australia has a geographically immobile labour market: the unemployed do not travel out of the cities for seasonal agricultural jobs, while local students do not inject the cash of international students.
37% : As the economy recovered so too did immigration intakes, only to fall again with the onset of the second global postwar recession in 1982-3.
37% : They cannot be replaced.
30% : After the first global economic crisis of 1974-75, it was cut to 52,752, the lowest annual intake on record.
26% : The snake in question is the boa constrictor, appropriately perhaps an immigrant species to Australia.
21% : He was and he did, with Scott Morrison his hitman on boat arrivals.
20% : The anti-immigration rhetoric was precious even if it did not match the facts.
14% : After the early 1990s recession, Pauline Hanson mark 1 emerged with another promise to end Asian migration.

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