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Hesperia director Ben Lisle says authorities need to target international migration to Western Australia more aggressively, to prevent skills shortages and speed up delivery of housing.

Speaking at a Urban Development Institute of Australia WA event today, Mr Lisle pointed out the state’s reliance on overseas workers to meet its workforce needs.

“Australia has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the world, so intrastate [migration] will not be the answer, which means you need to be talking about international,” he said.

“You have to make it attractive to make the big move, and you have to take away the friction points, which [include] getting through the application process.”

To read the full article including comments from UDIA WA CO Tanya Steinbeck, click here.