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The Liberals’ problem: population’s popular - April 8

The coalition’s internal policy process is continuing to malfunction and is continuing to damage the Liberals’ relationship with its key business constituency.

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

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

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

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

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

People problem inflated - April 9

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

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

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

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

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