Population (debate) control


PM hopes participation will work for Labor
Laura Tingle Friday 3 December 2010
Australian Financial Review
Gillard told us before the election that she was not in favour of a “Big Australia” – seeking to counter voter alarm at predictions that there would be 35 million people in Australia by 2050.
Reports from three panels set up by Population Minister Tony Burke are due to be released. They will be used by the government to try to recast the population debate to more manageable dimensions.
The Business Council of Australia reflected industry nervousness about where the population debate could lead when it released a paper this week on a framework for developing Australia’s population strategy…



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