Australia is a country made up primarily of migrants and those descended from migrants. To fully understand immigration we need to distinguish between flows and stocks, writes Tom Conley at Big P Political Economy.
We also need to distinguish between types of immigration.
As has been the case throughout modern Australian history, many of those already in Australia worry that new arrivals will make Australia a less attractive place to live. While the rate of immigration should be debated by Australians, it's important that we start from a knowledge of the basic facts. We are a nation of economic migrants.
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