Between 2019 and 2021, Australia's population growth halved; foreign
students abandoned by governments, they in turn abandoned Australia.
The loss of 200,000 people in their 20s has been most keenly felt in
hospitality and retail, and whilst governments focus on skilled immigration,
this cohort will largely remain lost.
Not only did young people move away from Australia, the ones that stayed
moved away from CBDs, as Millenials moved into parenthood that accompanies
Hospitality, according to the R&CA, is 100,000 staff short, and venues
of all kinds will have to turn to innovative ways to solve the staffing dilemma