According to a new poll by Resolve Strategic, a majority of Australians want to restrict immigration. These new findings reveal stronger anti-mass migration sentiments among the Australian populace, during a time when the Daily Mail reports that “200,000 foreigners are set to arrive in coming months.”
According to the poll for 9Fairfax newspapers, 58% of the individuals surveyed believe that legal immigration should be reduced to levels that fall well below the numbers Australia was taking in before the pandemic broke out at the end of 2019.
The poll findings come after Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced Australia would allow fully vaccinated “skilled” workers, international students, and those possessing holiday, family, and humanitarian visas to continue migrating into the country starting on December 1.
Projections point to 160,000 students and 50,000 so-called skilled workers returning to Australia in the next few months.