Mr Morrison considering a new visa program for the new immigrants forcing them to stay in the regional area for a period of five years.
The Australian reports the plan is part of the Morrison government’s landmark population policy that aims to ease congestion.
New prime minister Scott Morrison is yet to comment on the visas, but his recent cabinet reshuffle suggests the policy could be tweaked or integrated into broader population policy.
We are still not sure when it will be integrated, but with all the changes, we believe it can happen soon.
More than 90 per cent of permanent arrivals chooses to settle in the big cities on Australia’s east coast.
In the visa world, the “regions” include smaller cities like Adelaide, Darwin, Canberra and Hobart.
Questions remain over how the government can force migrants to stay in the regions without running into legal disputes by restricting freedom of movement.