Study | Connect Asia



Updated 22 March 2012, 20:30 AEDT

An assessment of the economic benefits new migrants bring to Australia has found that only two categories come at a cost - those where parents come out to join families and the humanitarian program.

Access Economics has modelled the costs and benefits of last year's migration program and found that in the first year migrants added half a billion dollars to the budget bottom line.

Presenter: Lyndal Curtis

Speaker: Chris Evans, Australian Immigration Minister

Contact the studio

Got something to say about what you're hearing on the radio right now?

Send your texts to +61 427 72 72 72

Add the hashtag #raonair to add your tweets to the conversation.

Email us your thoughts on an issue. Messages may be used on air.