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Charging for immigration

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Auctioning the right to come to Australia could raise $35,000 to $45,000 per immigrant, enough to boost the budget by $7.6 billion per year, a Productivity Commission analysis has found.

Read more: http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/charging-for-immigration-could-raise-76-billion-productivity-commission-finds-20151112-gkxf8y.html#ixzz3rLeRk4IW 

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Apparently about the same cost as paying people smugglers to get here. What could possibly go wrong? 

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Apparently about the same cost as paying people smugglers to get here. What could possibly go wrong? 

 

Do they also get a stamp duty rebate on their first harbour front purchase?

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Do they also get a stamp duty rebate on their first harbour front purchase?

Of course. And free health care, welfare, public housing etc. 

 

An American needing a hip replacement would find this a good deal.

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Of course. And free health care, welfare, public housing etc. 

 

An American needing a hip replacement would find this a good deal.

 

Dumb idea. Attracting the elderly looking for universal health care rather than young entrepreneurs is ridiculous. They won't pay anywhere near as much tax and haven't earned the care.

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