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Australia to allow 200,000 less migrants in 2020-21, Indians impacted

India is one of the top sources of skilled immigrants to Australia. Approximately 90,000 students are studying in Australian universities

Domestic flights resumed on May 25, but airlines are allowed to operate 33 per cent of capacity

Future migration levels remain highly uncertain, due to the path of the pandemic and the nature and duration of measures taken to contain its spread at home and abroad

Press Trust of India Canberra
Australia's migration intake will drop significantly to 31,000 in 2020-21 from 232,000 in 2018-19 due to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, impacting thousands of Indians planning to emigrate to this country.

While the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on the Australian economy are still evolving, migration, which is a key driver of the economy, has been hit following the travel bans and border closures imposed earlier this year since the contagion began.

The Australian Economic and Fiscal Update report, released on Thursday by the treasury department, said that the Net Overseas Migration (NOM) is significantly affected by the international

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First Published: Jul 26 2020 | 4:33 PM IST

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