Submission into the Productivity Commission’s Migrant Intake into Australia - Draft Report

The Productivity Commission is undertaking an inquiry into Australia’s migration program and the use of charges to determine the intake of migrants. The objectives of the inquiry are to examine and identify future options for the intake of temporary and permanent entrants that improve the income, wealth and living standards of Australian citizens, improve the budgets and balance sheets of Australian governments, minimise administration and compliance costs associated with immigration, and provide pathways both for Australian citizens to be altruistic towards foreigners including refugees, and for Australia’s international responsibilities and obligations to foreign residents to be met.

The Productivity Commission released its draft report on 13th of November and has invited stakeholders to examine the draft report and make written submissions.

The Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) is Australia’s main trade union in construction, forestry and furnishing products, mining and energy production. We welcome the opportunity to submit comment to the Productivity Commission’s draft report.