Migrant work plan rejected
FEDERAL ministers have rejected the Queensland Government’s plans to divert migrants to regional areas, warning there is not enough work for them.
Only months after Scott Morrison said Rockhampton could host another 10,000 people, Resources Minister Matt Canavan said huge investment was needed before the region could cope with this influx.
Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton also rubbished the plan, which is being drawn up as part of a request from the Prime Minister, but being described as “a lot of hype”.
Under the plan, skilled migrants and refugees would be sent to regions to help meet demand for workers.