Federal Election

Puppetry of the population – 19 July 2010

Election uncertainties generally aren’t good for the economy, so you might hope we’re getting something of value for the considerable cost. The early indication is: no. Dissembling and a big lie remain the order of the day. Article Link:

Coalition May direct where migrants settle – 23 July 2010

A Coalition government would consider banning some migrants from settling in big cities, shadow minister for immigration Scott Morrison said yesterday. The Liberal frontbencher, campaigning in Queanbeyan with the party’s candidate for Eden-Monaro David Gazard yesterday, said such a move could make Australia more liveable. Article Link: http://www.canberratimes.com.au/news/local/news/general/coalition-may-direct-where-migrants-settle/1893415.aspx

Small thinking in great leap backwards – 24 July 2010

Whatever the PM says, immigration will remain strong while there are jobs to be filled JULIA Gillard’s rejection of a Big Australia as the defining point of difference between herself and Kevin Rudd is strictly a poll-driven position as distinct from being a justified policy. Article Link:

Coalition has a real population policy – 25 July 2010

HOW do we know that the Australian people are deeply concerned about the rapidly increasing population and the pressure that it?s placing on cities that are already choking on their own traffic? Article Link: http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/election/coalition-has-a-real-population-policy/story-fn5zmod2-1225896454797

Keep growth out of the election says Heather Ridout – 24 July 2010

Heather Ridout has condemned the move to make population an election issue and vowed she will press on with her agenda. The Australian Industry Group chief executive and the woman charged with running the Gillard government’s pro-growth population panel, said population was an issue of huge importance to Australia and future economic prosperity, and should …

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