Comment on migration program

The Department of Home Affairs seeks councils’ views by 14 January 2020 on its new discussion paper, Planning Australia’s 2020-21 Migration Program.

The paper notes that the 2019-20 program includes a ceiling of 160,000 places – down by 30,000 places – and an emphasis on attracting 25,000 migrants to regional Australia.

Among the questions asked in the discussion paper are how can the balance between migration to regional and non-regional locations be best met.

Submissions should be sent to