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Rapid population growth - and its consequences : Comments

By Ross Elliott, published 7/2/2024

Unrestrained growth has many supporters in the big end of town. But the consequences of rapid growth fuelled mainly by record immigration under Federal Government policies are being felt acutely by many more others.

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The brave new world!
Posted by diver dan, Wednesday, 7 February 2024 7:55:02 AM
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Neither Labor nor the Coalition are listening; they both want a Big Australia for their own selfish, political reasons. Neither side deserves our votes. We need to clean the rubbish out of Canberra.
Posted by ttbn, Wednesday, 7 February 2024 9:07:23 AM
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All this 'Growth' is one big un-repayable Credit card !
Posted by Indyvidual, Wednesday, 7 February 2024 9:08:00 AM
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It's madness writ large. Gone are the days when infrastructure, jobs and housing preceded immigration.

We need to pause all immigration except for skilled migration only and many could come as temporary guest labour only. Students should never ever get a free pass, nor non-English speakers.

We need big idea projects that require migrants willing to tough it out in tent cities.

Finally, illegal migrants should never ever become social security recipients! Repatriate them and require that they try again two years down the line and solely on merit!
Alan B.
Posted by Alan B., Wednesday, 7 February 2024 9:11:57 AM
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It's odd that those who are most vocal on various grievances are strangely silent on this. They romanticise the era of Ten Pound Pom immigration with its done good stories yet the current larger influx is making most of us poorer with fewer services. Perhaps it's an adjunct to the green growth fantasy. We'll believe it when we can see results ie cheaper water, electricity, affordable housing and reduced hospital waiting times.

One way to send a message is to neither vote Liberal nor Labor at elections coming up.
Posted by Taswegian, Wednesday, 7 February 2024 11:06:08 AM
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Bit of a pivot, eh Ross?

Dunno why. I reckon Huge Australia is good for another decade or two. With a solid wall of support from all the political parties, and all the major donors and "stakeholders", what's going to stop it?

Least of all the Planning Institute and its "settlement policy". This is the same corrupt mob that wants a population of 50 million.
Posted by Steve S, Thursday, 8 February 2024 9:54:53 AM
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