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The big country takes a lean turn - April 11

The appointment of a Minister for Population has sparked a debate on how many people Australia can support. Matthew Moore and Yuko Narushima report.

September 16 2011

Abbott wants more babies, fewer people

TONY ABBOTT hopes a Coalition government's family-friendly policies will boost Australia's birth rate but at the same time says projected population increases - fuelled by a baby boom and high immigration - are not sustainable.

September 16 2011

Irish could be in firing line as debate on immigration heats up - April 10

The number (of backpacker visas) issued to Irish people aged 18 to 30 rose by one-third, to 22,788 in the year to June 30th last, from 17,120 the previous year. Many Irish people will be watching the outcome of Australia’s election later this year very closely.

September 16 2011

The biggest game in town - April 10

THE key to Australia's new population debate is the transformation of our immigration program during the past decade into a more flexible, globalised and far larger intake that has shattered the certitudes of the old system.

September 16 2011

New population minister Tony Burke flips on population target for 2050

KEVIN Rudd's new Population Minister will not set a population target.

September 16 2011

That's 100 failures by Julia's logic - April 11

ANOTHER boat on the way, another policy failure,\ is how deputy prime minister Julia Gillard characterised the flow of people smugglers' vessels when she was in Opposition on April 23, 2003. Seven years later, Labor has been in office for two-and-a-half years, and the spate of unlawful boat arrivals has mounted to more than 105 vessels since the Rudd Government introduced its watered down tough-but-humane approach.

September 16 2011

Tony Burke to check push for growth

THE nation's first population minister has backed Kevin Rudd's call for a "Big Australia", but says growth must be controlled in areas where the country has reached capacity.

September 16 2011

Migration can end worldwide poverty - April 7

The migration debate being played out with a view to reducing the influx of foreigners is a sure sign of the parochial and small-minded nature of political and social discourse.

September 16 2011

People problem inflated - April 9

Politicians and the public are in danger of misplaced panic over population.

September 16 2011

Opposition signals it is all at sea on immigration - April 11

HE HAS been spruiking the idea for days, but opposition immigration spokesman Scott Morrison now admits cutting the migration intake is not Coalition policy.

September 16 2011

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