ESA National Economic Panel Polls
Immigration - November 2016
Proposition: "The total benefit of current levels* of migration to Australia will outweigh the total costs to Australia's economy."
* Based on Australian Bureau of Statistics data, net overseas migration to Australia was 168,000 people in 2014-15. The data can be found at http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/
Overview of poll results by Professor Roger Wilkins
Immigration is a controversial issue in the Australian community. Social factors and moral considerations loom large in public discussions of the level and composition of the immigration intake, but there is also considerable debate over immigration’s economic costs and benefits.
In the media
There's nothing to fear in a big Australia (The Sydney Morning Herald) (7 November 2016)