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More Than Movement – Why Do People Migrate to Australia?

More Than Movement - Why Do People Migrate to Australia?
Laura Costello
Written by Laura Costello

It is a modern and fast-growing nation that genuinely has a lot to offer to visitors and citizens alike.

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There is a near-endless number of reasons that lead people to decide to leave their country of origin, but they can usually be classified as either economic, social, political or environmental reasons.

Australia is a country that is blessed with beautiful landscapes, great opportunities for work and education, political stability and a very diverse population.

It is a modern and fast-growing nation that genuinely has a lot to offer to visitors and citizens alike. Focusing on all the reasons someone might leave their home would take a much longer article than this! With that said, here are some great reasons a person might choose Australia to move to.

Why Do People Migrate to Australia?

Economic Migration

As any migration agent in Melbourne will tell you, Australia (especially Victoria) is home to many of the world’s top ranking universities. In fact, five Australian universities are ranked in the top 50 universities in the world! So, for anyone who wants to give themselves a headstart in their career path, coming to Australia to study is a wise decision.

Australia is also blessed with a strong economy that largely escaped any negative effects of the last global recession. So, whilst many european countries and the US are still feeling the affects, job prospects in Australia are still very decent. Even coming to live, study or work here for a short term and then returning to your home country can be very advantageous economically.

Social Migration

People who move to Australia for social reasons are either simply coming to join family and friends that already live here or it can be more complicated. People often choose to come live in Australia because of superior healthcare, lower crime rates, or because they can lead a better lifestyle in general.

Citizens of Australia have access to free healthcare and superior medical attention than much of the world. Not only that, but compared to some parts of the world Australians are very relaxed we work about five days a week and value our time off, holidays and family time extremely highly. So, who wouldn’t want to come and embrace that way of life?

Political Migration

Thanks largely to the media, this is the main thing most Australians think of when they think about people who might migrate to Australia. Political motivations for choosing to live in Australia include escaping persecution, or war, to live peacefully and in any way that they chose. Australians are extremely lucky, because we have the freedom to practice any religion, go to school if we choose, love anyone we want and there are countless laws protecting us from violence, discrimination, and slavery.

Whilst it is easy to take these things for granted many people in the world are not afforded the same freedom and it is always important to remember that we can’t know the experiences of others but we can make their transition to our little corner of the world easier by remaining empathetic and welcoming.

And Finally Environmental Migration

Australia has a diverse range of environmental benefits to offer to it’s inhabitants.

The water is pristine, the air is relatively clean, we have an abundance of fertile, farmable land and in most areas there is not a significant risk of natural disasters occurring. On a more micro level we have so many choices of environment to reside in; with plenty of coastline, farmland, forests and even a choice of hot, cold, dry or wet climates. Australia offers an amazing range of beauty and opportunity that isn’t exactly typical of most countries or states.

Basically, whatever your dreams are for your life, they are probably achievable in Australia. Plus, if you wanted or needed to migrate, why wouldn’t you choose this place?    

Identity Magazine is all about guiding women to discover their powers of Self-AcceptanceAppreciation, and Personal Achievement. We ask that every contributor and expert answer  the Identity 5 questions in keeping with our theme. Their answers can be random and in the moment or they can be aligned with the current article they have writtenIn that way, and as a team, we hope to encourage and motivate each other, thus inspiring you to Get All A’s.

1. What have you accepted within your life, physically and/or mentally? Additionally, what are you still working on accepting? Now, we’re talking about resignation, rather stepping into, embraced, and owned.

That not all will enjoy my writing.

2. What have you learned to appreciate about yourself and/or within your life, physically and mentally? On the other hand OR in contrastare there elements of who you are that you’re still working on appreciating?

I appreciate my ability to be creative.

3. What is one of your most rewarding achievements in life? Tell us not only what makes YOU most proud but also share the goals and dreams that you still have.

Proud to have the writing skill.

4. Of course, we all have imperfections, or so we think. In truth, we are all perfectly imperfect. What are your not-so-perfect ways? Likewise, what imperfections and quirks create who you are—your Identity?

Ha, Many! I embrace them all.

5. “I Love My…” is an outlet for you to appreciate and express all the positive traits that make you…well…YOU! In fact, sharing what you love about yourself will make you smile, feel empowered, and uplift your spirit and soul. (We assure you!) Therefore, Identity challenges you to complete the phrase “I Love My…?”

I love my family.

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About the author

Laura Costello

Laura Costello

Laura Costello is in her final year of a Bachelor of Law/International Relations at Latrobe University. She is passionate about the law, the power of social media, and the ability to translate her knowledge of both common and complex topics to readers across a variety of mediums, in a way that is easy to understand.

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