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‘Migration will come back’: Budget to reveal first negative migration since 1946 – Sydney Morning Herald

Australia will suffer its first reversal in net migration in more than seven decades, as the pandemic also cuts the nation’s birth rate.

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“Migration will come back as the virus is brought under control. And to be honest, this is why a vaccine is so important.
“A vaccine will help bring back confidence around the world and will speed up the relaxation of international border restrictions.”
Last year’s budget forecast the population would grow by more than one million people over four years to almost 27 million in 2022, but the pandemic has taken its toll on natural growth as well as migration.
Net overseas migration was forecast…

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