Share your stories of immigration in regional Australia
Stories such as engineers and construction workers coming to work on the Snowy Mountain Hydro Scheme. Or the experiences of the many temporary workers that undertake the seasonal work that is so vital to our regional industries.
Today international migration remains central to the prosperity of regional Australia. Between 2006 and 2011, more than 230 thousand international migrants settled in regional Australia – more than the current population of Greater Hobart.
Research shows that these international migrants are important for regional areas; growing their populations, filling labour force shortages and bringing diversity to the community.
The RAI is currently reviewing the contribution of international migration to regional population and the economy. As part of this work we would like to explore the lived experiences of migrants and regional communities.
This is an invitation for international migrants who now call regional Australia home and the communities that they settle in to share their stories and help inform the policy debate on this important issue.
We are interested in hearing all stories (good and bad) about your first hand experiences.
Our aim is to use this work to generate new insights into what parts of Australia’s immigration policy works, what doesn’t and our options for the future. To share a story or find out more about this work please contact Morgan Rennie at [email protected] .