Migration in regional Australia under the spotlight

Issue date: Tuesday, 15 October 2019

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The Joint Standing Committee on Migration is holding the first public hearing for its inquiry into migration in regional Australia in Canberra on 16 October 2019.

The Committee will hear from the Department of Home Affairs, to discuss current regional migration settings and policy.

“This will be an excellent opportunity for the Committee to examine what visas and policies are currently in place to encourage migrants to settle and stay in regional areas,” said Mr Julian Leeser MP, Committee Chair.

“This hearing will provide the Committee with the necessary information on current policy before we hit the road to talk with people in regional areas about what is working to help migrant settle and stay in their communities.”

The first of these regional visits is scheduled to take place in Adelaide, Murray Bridge and Mount Gambier on 18, 19 and 20 November. Further details on the inquiry, including the terms of reference, are available on the inquiry website.

Media inquiries
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(02) 9980 1822

For background information
Committee Secretariat
02 6277 4560

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