This month, the budget was handed down with some changes to Australia’s migration system.

There will be 190,000 places allocated in the Permanent migration program- with 137,100 allocated to the skilled migration program.

Other changes include, applying for an Australian visa to get more expensive from 1 July 2023. As  well as Student visa work restrictions to be capped at an increased rate of 48 hours per fortnight from 1 July 2023. 

What affect will these new changes have on Australia’s migration system? Alana Su Navratil spoke with Ross Ahmadzai and a recent post-graduate student to delve into these changes.

Produced By: Alana Su-Navratil

First aired on The Wire, Wednesday 24 May 2023