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When size matters: populate or perish scenarios - April 10

SINCE the 1904 Royal Commission into the Decline of the Birth Rate in NSW, there have been many attempts to work out what size population would best serve the county. Among the most recent was the 2002 CSIRO study for the Department of Immigration which explored the future effect of three population/immigration scenarios on the environment, the physical economy, national infrastructure and quality of life to 2050.

September 16 2011

Immigration spike only a statistical illusion - April 10

THE recent spike in immigration numbers is at least partly due to a pen stroke -- a change in the way the Australian Bureau of Statistics calculates its figures.

September 16 2011

Open borders a well-meant road to chaos -

Free passage of people may be a liberal ideal but democracy gets in the way

September 16 2011

Stagnant Sydney set to pack in arrivals - Arpil 10

MELBOURNE and Brisbane have accommodated more new residents, and at a faster rate, than Sydney since 2001 -- leaving room for the nation's largest city to take a greater share of Australia's population increase over coming decades.

September 16 2011

Roy Morgan Research - Population and Immigration April 8 2010

Only 10% of Australians want a Population of 35 Million+ by 2040. While 64% of Australians want Asylum seekers arriving by boat, To be returned and told to apply through normal refugee channels Finding No. 4482 - These are the main insights from the special Roy Morgan telephone survey conducted on the evenings of March 16/17, 2010, with an Australia-wide cross-section of 670 men and women aged 14 or over.

September 16 2011

Australians wary of 36m population target - ABC - April 8

A survey by the Lowy Institute says almost three-quarters of Australians want to see the country's population grow, but not by too much. The Lowy Institute surveyed more than 1,000 people last month and found that while there is support for increased immigration, Australians are not quite prepared to embrace the Government's prediction that the nation will reach 36 million people by 2050.

September 16 2011

Australians want population kept at or below 30m, Lowy Institute poll finds - April 8

TWO-thirds of Australians don't want the country's population to reach 36 million by 2050, as forecast by Treasury, an opinion poll shows.

September 16 2011

Regional Australia could be population winner - April 9

REGIONAL communities could be the winners if the Government's new focus on population pressures focuses on the right mix of tax reforms and incentives to encourage more businesses and people to live and work in country Australia.

September 16 2011

On population and productivity - April 9 - Business Spectator

Rebecca Weisser at The Oz has outdone herself with a selection of excellent op-eds on population and productivity. Although, as I remarked several days ago, The Oz was well behind its online rival, Crikey, in invigorating the national population debate.

September 16 2011

Australia’s Population and Immigration Debate Hots Up - April 10

Want to know more about immigration to Australia? this is the website to visit.

September 16 2011

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