Regional Development State Capitals taking Skilled Immigrants
ADELAIDE has crippled expansion of the state’s rural centres and should be stripped of its regional skilled migration status to unlock economic growth, country mayors say.
As the Federal Government yesterday flagged development of “second capitals” to manage the forecast population boom, regional leaders said Adelaide’s unique status stopped many skilled workers from settling in country areas.
This is not just an issue for South Ausralia but all states and regions where colonial capitals through state governments take priority over regions, and in case of Sydney, Melbourne and SE QLD have had siginficant population growth. Apart from dog whistling, do politicians have any solutions or happy with the status quo?