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Immigration and living standards

Given that immigration will tend to boost rates of sustainable economic growth and help to overcome some of the problems associated with Australia's ageing population, it should help to increase 'material living standards' as measured by changes in real GDP per person.  However, immigration also has a number of positive and negative impacts on the nation's non-material living standards.  For example, in relation to the additional benefits of immigration, it tends to:

In relation to the additional costs of immigration, it tends to contribute to:

It is for these types of reasons that the government continues to focus on effective planning and implementation of long term infrastructure projects to ease the pressures that naturally stems from a bigger immigration program.

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