Clare O'Neil boosts skilled migrant ceiling to 195,000, moves to 'migrant permanency'

Gerard Cockburn
Sarah Basford Canales
Updated September 2 2022 - 4:34pm, first published 9:55am

Australia's ceiling for migration will be temporarily lifted to nearly 200,000 places as the Labor government looks to address critical workforce and skills shortages.

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Gerard Cockburn

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