Australians wary of 36m population target – ABC – April 8

A survey by the Lowy Institute says almost three-quarters of Australians want to see the country’s population grow, but not by too much. The Lowy Institute surveyed more than 1,000 people last month and found that while there is support for increased immigration, Australians are not quite prepared to embrace the Government’s prediction that the …

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Majority oppose population growth: survey – April 14

MORE than two-thirds of Australian voters do not embrace population growth, according to a national survey of social attitudes. When asked ”Do you think Australian needs more people?” an overwhelming 69 per cent answered negatively – and voters in Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s home state of Queensland were most opposed. Article Link:

Population growth: what do Australian voters want? – april, 2010

Immigration-fuelled population growth has accelerated under the Rudd Government. Recent projections suggest that Australia may grow from its current 22 million to 35.9 million by 2050. This prospect has sparked a public debate about the country’s demographic future. If population growth were to become an election issue how would Australian voters respond? Relevant new data …

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