Opinion

Simon Cowan | Why we should welcome migrant workers

Simon Cowan
September 23 2023 - 5:30am

For a nation with such a high percentage of migrants, Australia's relationship with migration remains very fraught. Of course, we don't have to go too far back into history to find examples of flashpoints over migration (legal and illegal): from Julia Gillard's border crisis to the Tampa, and back further to far darker times of White Australia.

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Simon Cowan

Simon Cowan

Canberra Times columnist

Simon Cowan is research director at the Centre for Independent Studies and a regular columnist for The Canberra Times.

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