Immigration inquiry sees need for data analytics boost

A Productivity Commission inquiry has recommended the government consider boosting its investment in data analytics capabilities, including machine learning, in order to strengthen the evidence base available to inform immigration policy. The PC’s report on Migrant Intake into Australia was released publicly today after being handed to the government in April. A “stronger evidence base is required to inform future immigration policy,” the report argued. “This requires further investment in data collection, integration and dissemination, and data analytics capacity. “ The inquiry found shortcomings in data collection and analysis in several areas. “Data deficits constrain the systematic measurement of immigrants’ outcomes over the long term, and the associated community-wide impacts,” the report stated. “This information is important to support the development of policy that seeks to maximise the benefits and…

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