The Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia (FECCA) said today that new Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) data indicating that over half of Australia’s permanent migrants own or are buying their own home is a graphic illustration of migrants’ commitment to Australia.
The Chairperson of FECCA, Mary Patetsos, said: “This is a wonderful demonstration of the Australian migrant experience and the success of Multicultural Australia.
“This new data, showing that 54 per cent of permanent migrants own or are buying a home, illustrates the commitment of migrants to their new land and their determination to be an integral part of Australian society.
“This financial investment in Australia says much about the economic success story of our multicultural society. It’s an illustration of how migrants’ hard work and ambition delivers economic growth, nation-building and social cohesion to our country.”
More information on the data can be found here.
FECCA is the national peak body representing Australians from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds. Our role is to advocate and promote issues on behalf of our constituency to government, business and the broader community.
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