Sustainable Population Australia
An independent not-for-profit organisation seeking to protect the environment and our quality of life by ending population growth in Australia and globally.
The future is something we create.
Some weeks ago SPA sent a questionnaire to six political parties asking for their policy positions re population issues. In summary, we sought to find out from each of them:
Their views on the optimum population for Australia and the basis for their figure;
Whether they recognise that there are environmental constraints to population growth and which constraints are the most significant;
Skilled migrant intake versus training local workers;
Prime Minister Julia Gillard has refused to be drawn on whether she would cut immigration to ensure a sustainable population, which is one of her key policy goals.
Federal Opposition Leader Tony Abbott wants Australians to have more babies but wants to see fewer migrants coming into the country.
Australia's opposition Liberal- National coalition plans to cut annual immigration by more than 40 percent by the end of its first term if it wins next month's general election.
UPDATE 1:54pm: AUSTRALIA would slash its foreign student intake under a Coalition government.
Since she took the leadership a month ago, the Prime Minister's policy agenda has kept getting smaller, writes Josh Gordon.
WESTERN Sydney, we get it. Your state government is laughably incompetent. It's unable to build the infrastructure and supply the services needed by a growing city.
THE Coalition is to announce dramatic cuts to migration levels as it seeks to outmanoeuvre the government on population and immigration.
The transcript of this morning's Liberal announcement about its immigration target follows, featuring Tony Abbott and Scott Morrison. Abbott's Parliamentary Secretary, dog-whistler Cory "ban the burqa" Bernardi is along for the ride.
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