NSW Deputy premier say new migration plans to build a "Big Sydney"

Post date: Mar 26, 2012 1:40:36 PM

In a move that could see the state accepting around 7,200 migrants a year, the deputy premier of New South Wales, Andrew Stoner, has announced new plans to build a "big Sydney".

Speaking to the Sydney Morning Herald on March 21, the minister for trade and investment explained that the move had been made in recognition of the valuable contribution that skilled international workers and students made to economic development.

Mr Stoner asserted: "To boost economic activity in NSW, we would like the state's allocation of state- and territory-sponsored skilled migrants increased to around 30 per cent, in line with our share of the economy and population.

"NSW is already the preferred Australian destination for the majority of long-stay business migrants, skilled migrants and international students, but there's more we must do to realise the full economic and cultural benefits."

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