Australians have no trust in the Albanese Labor Government to manage immigration with new figures showing the number of people coming to Australia has increased to 1,625,000.
Federal Member for Groom, Garth Hamilton said Labor has lost control of the immigration system and reconfirmed their commitment to a big Australia immigration policy.
“Labor says they do not want a Big Australia despite confirming the migration figure of 1.5 million people has grown to 1.625 million people arriving over the next 5 years.
“In the last fortnight, we have seen Labor botch the release of criminals from immigration detention and rush through new laws at the behest of the Coalition.
“In the middle of a housing crisis, when Australians are struggling to find an affordable home, or in many cases a home at all, Labor opened the doors to record immigration.
“They then compounded the problem by cutting many road and rail projects designed to support already growing communities, while at same time they approved record levels of immigration,” Mr Hamilton said.
This week the government released updated figures for Net Overseas Migration (NOM) showing over 5 years the number of people coming to Australia has risen from 1,495,000 to 1,625,000 according to MYEFO.
“This is a government that has spent eighteen months in office focused solely on the failed voice referendum and as a result they have been caught flat footed.
“Labor waited nine months to respond to the Parkinson review. For seven months they sat on the Nixon Review into organised crime’s exploitation of the visa system.
“Now they say they will look at a discussion paper on migration to regional Australia and have given no guarantees on critical workers in regional areas or their sponsoring businesses, potentially worsening the shortage of nurses, aged care staff, mechanics, and chefs across,” Mr Hamilton said.
“They are out of their depth, they are out of ideas, and they have the wrong priorities,” Mr Hamilton said.
The Coalition wants a better Australia not Labor’s Big Australia.