Immigration Policy: What Should the UK Really Be Learning From Australia?

Henry Sherrell, Migration Fellow, Grattan Institute, Madeleine Sumption, Director, Migration Observatory
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11:00 - 12:00
COMPAS, School of Anthropology - Online Event
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Lectures and seminars
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The post-Brexit work visa rules introduced in January this year were widely publicised as an ‘Australian-style points-based system’. But Australia’s labour migration system is in flux and has seen large shifts in policy and practice over the last decade.

This webinar hosted in collaboration with the Grattan Institute, a leading Australian think tank, will unpick how the UK and Australia have dealt with thorny issues in labour migration policy, and what they can learn from each other. How restrictive should migration policy towards low-wage workers be? How should the immigration system define skill? Is a points system the best way of managing labour migration?