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Ben Fordham warns influx of 235,000 migrants every year will make life tougher for residents

Ben Fordham has slammed a push to open Australia to hundreds of thousands of skilled migrants as a ‘quick fix’ to pay back debts. 

The 2GB radio host questioned if enthusiasm surrounding foreign workers was prompted by the tens of millions of dollars owed by the federal government.

He explained the influx would mean more tax could be collected but claimed it would stretch public services, inflate house prices, and pull wages down.

This is despite Australia having virtually no immigrants for two years since Covid closed the borders, and accepting 200,000 net a year before that.

Ben Fordham questioned if Australia’s public services could cope with the arrival of 235,000 skilled migrants every year (pictured, East Timorese people board a plane to Australia)

The radio host said the influx of foreign workers would put pressure on hospital system, house prices and would bring down wages (pictured, arrivals at Sydney)

The radio host…

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