Big Australia? Big deal

Using overpopulation as a policy platform is far too shallow. Planning for real cities is what Australia needs, not misguided attitudes towards Johnny Foreigner.

It’s a good thing the Bureau of Statistics didn’t release its latest population growth estimates before the September 7 election. Had they done so, we’d have been treated to a load of Chicken Little malarkey about over-populated Australia being ‘swamped’ with migrants.

As a political meme, ‘overpopulation’ works. As the sound basis for policy making, it’s utterly insubstantial. 


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