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Monday, 9 February 2015
Page: 277


(Question No. 599)

Mr Kelvin Thomson asked the Minister for Industry and Science, in writing, on 14 November 2014:

(1) Is Australia now running record high migrant worker programs, including the Skilled Migration program, growing from 125,755 places in 2011-12 to 128,973 places in 2012-13.

(2) Is it a fact that the Skilled Migration program is now more than five times the size it was in 1995-96 when it had 24,100 workers.

Mr Ian Macfarlane: The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

The question does not fall within the portfolio responsibilities of the Minister for Industry.