Australia mulls banning some immigrants from biggest cities

Melbourne

Emigrants who want to settle in Australia may soon be turned away, as major cities, Sydney and Melbourne are experiencing rapid population growth.

The resulting strain on infrastructure in Australia's eastern cities cost the economy A$15 billion (S$14.7 billion) past year, with annual forecast losses of A$40 billion by 2030 if left unchecked, Tudge told an audience at the Menzies Research Centre think-tank in Melbourne.

Australia is one of the most sparsely populated countries in the world, but has long had a high proportion of its population - now 25 million people - living in cities.

But the population of Melbourne grew a year ago by 2.7%, while the population of the south-east corner of Queensland state around Brisbane and the Gold Coast grew by 2.3%, and Sydney grew by 2.1%.

"This is a serious problem in Melbourne, Sydney and South East Queensland particularly, which the Coalition Government is rapidly addressing".

Australia has the fastest population growth of any advanced Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development country other than Canada, growing 1.6% a year.

Mr Tudge will say travel in peak times in Sydney takes 65 percent longer than off-peak, and 55 percent, in Melbourne.

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Overseas migration accounts for 60 per cent of Australia's population growth, with nearly 90 per cent of skilled workers gravitating to Melbourne and Sydney, as well as almost all of the humanitarian intake. But the population of Melbourne grew previous year by 2.7 percent, the population of the southeast corner of Queensland state around Brisbane and the Gold Coast grew by 2.3 percent, and Sydney grew by 2.1 percent.

"Matching the skills of new migrants with the skill shortages in rural and regional Australia will be key to the success of this approach", Tudge said.

The visa changes would not apply to family reunion visa holders, or people sponsored by an employer.

Scott Morrison's newly appointed "congestion-busting" minister for population and cities, Alan Tudge, will detail the plan at a speech in Melbourne later on Tuesday.

Melissa Montero, an immigrant advocate and chief executive of the Sydney-based community migrant resource centre, said immigrants need social support, language services as well as jobs to successfully resettle.

This story was reported by The Associated Press.

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