Published on June 27th, 2016 | by john.weir0
1770 all over again as Brits look to emigrate to Australia
Search engine giant Google has seen a massive rise in the number of British people searching for how they can migrate to Australia following the UK’s historic Brexit decision.
The number of people searching for the term ‘immigration to Australia’ peaked at 6.30pm on Friday after the the Leave campaign won the referendum in favour of breaking away from the EU.
‘The grass does look greener on the other side at the moment,’ said Professor Glenn Withers, an Immigration expert from Australian National University. Professor Withers said the Brexit decision would not impact on Australia’s immigration laws.
‘British nationals who were eligible before are still eligible now. We have a non-discriminatory policy,’ he said as he explained that an increase in immigration would greatly benefit Australia’s economy.
‘The Brits have traditionally settled well here and in uncertain times a steady flow of immigrants would keep the economy growing.’
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