The ‘exodus’ from capital cities amounts to 0.06% of their populations – similar to recent years – and people are still moving to the cities. What’s missing is growth driven by international migrants.
Long before coronavirus hit Australia we were moving less between states and regions. Some worry about economic impacts, but a greater concern is inequality if some people find themselves ‘trapped’.
Mother and children in Tanna, Vanuatu. Australia’s investment in the Pacific care sector would bring a broad range of positive outcomes.
To be a good neighbour Australia should invest in a sustainable temporary labour migration scheme for Pacific nations.
What does it mean to have a cosmopolitan identity?
Time to wave them off.
In some significant ways, Americans have fewer avenues for advancement than the characters of Mad Men do.
The government incentivises workers to relocate for a job, but is it incentivising the right workers?
As a policy response to unemployment and structural change, incentives for workers to relocate in search of work have been pushing higher up the policy agenda. This has been the trend since the World Bank’s…