22 April 2008
Full support for Australian immigration
A new survey has revealed that residents Down Under are happy with Australian immigration, with the results acting as evidence that most Australian citizens support the country's intake of new migrants. The survey's author, Professor Andrew Markus told ABC News that 96 per cent of respondents have a strong sense of belonging to the country. He added that it is "a very, very strong finding and very positive finding for this society.
The survey asked 2,000 people across the country about the level of belonging and trust they have with other Australians, with Professor Markus saying that the results showed a positive response for Australia’s immigration policy. While Professor Markus acknowledged that some respondents showed less enthusiasm for Australian immigration, he stated that this dissatisfaction was mostly confined to areas where citizens had less experience with new migration arrivals.
As an overall report, the survey should come as good news for potential migrants to Australia, with the report confirming the welcoming attitude of most Australians to new Australian visa holders.
Australia welcomes skilled migrants: Anyone applying for an Australian visa should begin by completing the Australian Visa Bureau's online Australian visa application to see if they meet the Australian visa requirements.