Australian Labor senator wants to liberalize Australian immigration law
Sam Dastyari, an Australian Labor Party has written a book in which he encouraged that Australia should liberalize its immigration policy in order to attract the best and the brightest from around the world and in this way to increase its population to 35 million.
According to him, more population will provide great benefits for the country’s economy, its international success and competitiveness. Mr Dastayari is one of the youngest embers of the Australian Senate at the age of 31. He claims that “A population of 35m by 2050 should not be feared, it should be embraced. This is not an easy issue for Labor or for the (ruling) Coalition, but we must embrace immigration as a big idea for Australia’s future.”
The population of Australian is currently 23 million. In the last decade, it has grown with almost 6 million people which fueled a large immigration debate during the last election season. The leaders of the previous government Julia Gillard and Kevin Rudd promised that will crack the temporary 457 visa abuse in the hope that they will be able to win more votes on the election.
At the same time, the opposition leader Tony Abbot promised that he will reform the 457 visa program so that more qualified people from abroad came to Australia and help smoothen the inefficiencies that exist on the local labour markets.
The Coalition won the election and Mr Abbott is now the Australian premier. The Australian Labor Party has begun a period of reform, hoping to recover power at the next election in 2016. Despite the pro-immigration stance that the Prime Minister has, some Australian senators claim that the country is already full and any additional attempts to bring more immigration are absurd.