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Immigration and the housing affordability crisis in Sydney and Melbourne

House prices are higher in Sydney and Melbourne than in almost all other developed-nation cities, with the result that most young households cannot afford to buy a detached house. Why? This research examines some possible answers.
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Australia’s partner visa program: reform needed

Permanent residence visas issued to persons sponsored by an Australian resident for a partner visa make up 25% of Australia’s permanent entry migration program. This paper argues that this is because the partner visa is an attractive permanent residence option for the very large number...
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Why do we have a ‘Big Australia’?

‘Big Australia’ means an inordinate appeal to high population growth in order to boost growth in aggregate GDP, and in so doing, devaluing the environmental and social consequences. Why so, asks this report, and must it remain so?
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Australia’s higher education overseas student industry revisited

The Department of Education and Training has recently released higher education enrolment statistics for 2017. These show a striking increase in the share of commencing overseas students to all commencing students for all Australian universities from 26.7 per cent in 2016 to 28.9 per cent...
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Australia’s 'jobs and growth’ strategy: pathway to a low productivity economy

This report outlines how Australia’s current economic growth is almost entirely attributable to increases in hours worked. The Coalition Government’s vaunted capacity as an economic manager has been reduced to dependence on extra work inputs, most of which are due to its high net overseas...
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Making things in Australia again? Not in Victoria

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed how dependent Australia has become on selling basic minerals and agricultural commodities, and how reliant Australian consumers are on imported knowledge intensive goods. This paper examines the response to these revelations in Victoria.
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The crisis in the overseas student industry: how should government respond?

This report argues that universities should be required to deliver educational and research activity relevant to Australian domestic students and to Australian industry needs.
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Downward economic mobility in Australia

This report documents the patterns of declining economic mobility around Australia. It also provides a foundation for further research, exploring factors associated with the trends outlined.
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Australia’s higher education overseas student industry: in a precarious state

This report argues that the international student industry in Australia is in a precarious state because of its high dependence on overseas-student fee revenue and because current enrolment levels are not secure.
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Overseas students are driving Australia’s Net Overseas Migration tide

There is widespread awareness that overseas students are a large and growing presence in Australia. This report examines the consequences of growth in the overseas student presence for the labour markets and for the congestion issues now afflicting Sydney and Melbourne.