Australia’s migrant numbers have dropped to their lowest levels in more than a decade thanks to stricter rules enforced by Peter Dutton’s Home Affairs Department.
Permanent migration numbers hit a peak in 2015 at 190,000 people, but have fallen to fewer than 163,000 in the last financial year. This is the lowest intake since 2007.
Mr Dutton has enforced an integrity crackdown over the last 12 months, refusing visas on the basis of fraudulent claims.
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