Federal Election

A new petition to ‘Rethink Big Australia’ before the election

SPA member Simon Cole (currently on the QLD branch committee) has launched a new online petition calling for a reconsideration of Australia’s population policy before the next Federal election.   While this is not an official SPA campaign,  nevertheless,  we recommend heading to the change.org site and adding your signature to the petition. Link to the …

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Speech: ‘forward to a sustainable australia’, eidos institute, Brisbane 18th July 2010

Julia Gillard – Eidos is one of the nation’s leading public policy think tanks and I’m delighted to be here at the start of our nation’s 43rd Federal election campaign, a campaign in which the Australian people have the opportunity to exercise their most precious right in our democracy, the right to vote. ….. Article …

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Words, but little real policy 20th July 2010

FOR most of the business community, this election campaign already feels too long. They know there will be little hope of rational discussion until Julia Gillard or Tony Abbott actually wins the election and gets back to making policy rather than making announcements, according to focus group polling. Article Link:

Abbott hints at tougher population policy – 23 July 2010

Tony Abbott will unveil a new policy on population and migration in the next few days, as both sides of politics compete to promote their opposition to a “big Australia.” Article Link: http://www.theage.com.au/federal-election/abbott-hints-at-tougher-population-policy-20100723-10o2b.html

Hysteria on growth threatens successful population strategy – 24 July 2010

t is just 61 years since the first Australian citizenship ceremony, in 1949, when seven men, from Czechoslovakia, Denmark, France, Greece, Norway, Spain and Yugoslavia, travelled to Canberra as representatives of the states and territories where they lived, and became symbols of the New Australia. The 2493 people from 35 countries who became citizens that …

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Abbott set to reveal cuts to migration – 24 July 2010

Tony Abbott will grab the agenda before tomorrow night’s leaders’ debate with a new population policy, likely to include dramatic cuts to the migration intake. Article Link: http://www.smh.com.au/federal-election/abbott-set-to-reveal-cuts-to-migration-20100723-10oz3.html

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