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The Coffs Coast Advocate - - NEWS -

NEW mi­grants will be forced to stay long-term in NSW coun­try towns. The fed­eral Home Af­fairs of­fice is devel­op­ing new visa rules to stop mi­grants who prom­ise to live in the bush on ar­rival from im­me­di­ately head­ing straight to the big cities. Un­der cur­rent laws, there is no obli­ga­tion for new ar­rivals, even on re­gional visas, to stay in ru­ral ar­eas, and only 7000 of the 190,000 who moved here last year lived out­side the cap­i­tal cities.

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