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Think there's a problem? Rest easy, we've got a minister for it - April 9

Kevin Rudd is no Big Brother. If anything, he's a nerdy little brother who happened to make it big. But this week's announcement of Australia's first Minister for Population, Tony Burke, had more than a tinge of the propagandistic about it.

September 16 2011

Bring on the population debate - April 8

The politics of the current population debate are not hard to read.

September 16 2011

More people in an ailing infrastructure won't make a big country - April 9

THE key to quality of life for Australian families and communities during the coming four decades is not a population of 36 million, as Kevin Rudd advocates, but carefully managed sustainable growth. A random declaration of bigness is no substitute for a planned vision of a sustainable Australia.

September 16 2011

Ageing Australia: PM's $739m boost - April 12

A new aged-care funding package will tackle "pressure points" in the system, and look to expand it for the future, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd says. Mr Rudd today outlined the $739 million, four-year plan in Brisbane. In a statement, the government said the plan was the base for further structural reforms, and flagged a future announcement on aged care nurses.

September 16 2011

Nurses say aged care package will worsen crisis - April 12

Nurses have rejected Labor's $739 million aged-care package, declaring it will make a bad situation even worse because there is no new funding for additional nurses. The package includes funding for 5000 aged-care places and millions for additional GP care for the elderly.

September 16 2011

Population Minister Tony Burke says migrants should go bush - April 7

AUSTRALIA'S first population minister will explore whether immigration rules can be used to dictate where new migrants live and work.

September 16 2011

Population can't be capped: minister - April 8

AUSTRALIA'S first Minister for Population, Tony Burke, says it is impossible to cap the nation's population growth.

September 16 2011

Regional labour shortages to dictate the pattern of population growth, says Burke - April 9

KEVIN Rudd's new Population Minister has ruled out setting a national population target but says he may establish "regional" population projections. Tony Burke said the government would focus on directing people to areas where there were chronic labour shortages.

September 16 2011

More people in an ailing infrastructure won't make a big country - April 9

THE key to quality of life for Australian families and communities during the coming four decades is not a population of 36 million, as Kevin Rudd advocates, but carefully managed sustainable growth. A random declaration of bigness is no substitute for a planned vision of a sustainable Australia.

September 16 2011

Population rise strains services - April 8

A surging population in regional centres around Canberra is set to place additional pressure on already strained infrastructure such as roads and town water supplies.

September 16 2011

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