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Federal Election

Answers from Political Parties 2016

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:

  1. Their views on the optimum population for Australia and the basis for their figure;

  2. Whether they recognise that there are environmental constraints to population growth and which constraints are the most significant;

  3. Skilled migrant intake versus training local workers;

June 16 2016

PM says planning key to sustainable population - 21 July 2010

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.

September 16 2011

More babies, fewer immigrants: Abbott - 25 July 2010

Federal Opposition Leader Tony Abbott wants Australians to have more babies but wants to see fewer migrants coming into the country.

September 16 2011

Australian Opposition Plans to Cut Immigration by More Than 40% If Elected - 24 July 2010

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.

September 16 2011

Tony Abbott plans to block 130,000 people from migrating to Australia - 25 July 2010

UPDATE 1:54pm: AUSTRALIA would slash its foreign student intake under a Coalition government.

September 16 2011

The incredible shrinking Julia Gillard - 25 July 2010

Since she took the leadership a month ago, the Prime Minister's policy agenda has kept getting smaller, writes Josh Gordon.

September 16 2011

Thank NSW Labor for small thinking 25 July 2010

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.

September 16 2011

Abbott flags huge migrant cutback to curb population - 25 July 2010

THE Coalition is to announce dramatic cuts to migration levels as it seeks to outmanoeuvre the government on population and immigration.

September 16 2011

Liberals would slash 'unsustainable' immigration levels: Abbott - 28 July 2010

Federal Opposition Leader Tony Abbott wants Australians to have more babies but wants to see fewer migrants coming into the country.

September 16 2011

Abbott/Morrison/Bernardi immigration press conference

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.

September 16 2011

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