Essential Report

Immigration and the Government

Apr 19, 2010

Q. Thinking about immigration, should the Government provide incentives for new migrants to settle in specific regions of Australia which need and can cope with higher populations?

  %
Should provide incentives to settle in specific regions 55%
Should not provide incentives to settle in specific regions 30%
Don’t know 15%

55% agreed that the Government should provide incentives for new migrants to settle in specific regions of Australia which need and can cope with higher populations and 30% disagreed.

 Those most likely to agree were Greens voters (74%), Labor voters (62%) and high income earners (60% of incomes over $1,600 per week).

Liberal/National voters split 54% should/36% should not.

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