Australia's rate of population growth is 1.8% which compares with the world rate of only 1.1%. with Canada at 1.2%, US 0.7%. UK 0.6%, New Zealand & France at 0.5%.
Victoria's rate is 2.2%, so we are leading in the race to grow our population, which is pLacing real pressure on our infrastructure, public transpot, gridlocked roads, schools, hospitals, water and power supplies, etc.
MELBOURNE IS SET TO DOUBLE ITS POPULATION IN 30-35 YEARS TO OVER 8 MILLION. ASK YOURSELF JUST WHO BENEIFITS FROM THIS GROWTH?
The Productivity Commission says it is not the existing residents but the new arrivals who gain the benefits, and we add its is also the the development industry and the supporting businesses that supply all the furniture & fittings, white goods etc to fill the apartments and dwellings being built to house these new arrivals. Build more and more then bring in more and more to enable them to build more and more. Its just a great big Ponzi scheme.
Australia's immigration intakes since 2000 have steadily risen from 80.000pa to double that in 2009 and last year it was around the 250,000 Prior to 2000 it was a steady 70,000 to 80,000 pa.which enabled us to manage the growth.
if we return the rate to around the 70.000 to 80,000pa we could stabilize our population growth to a more manageble level but our governments, both State and Federal, are all for growth because,as Callum Pickering said, in the Business Spectator of 22 April 2014, "THE BIG AUSTRALIAN ILLUSION - its creating an illusion of (economic) growth while hoping we don't realize the reality. (see attachment above).
We say it is time we all had a serious discussion on this rate of growth.What about a referendum on Australia's population growth? If we do nothing where will it all end? THE BIG AUSTRALIAN CRASH?