Australia Inc. is very popular right now

Lots of news articles about immigration in the past fortnight, so here’s a brief look at some very timely figures.  Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) stats showed permanent and long term arrivals surging +4.9 per cent higher over the year to the highest ever level at 787,710. Seasonally adjusted short-term arrivals also hit a record…

Australia doesn’t have a population policy – why?

Considering all the aspects of life in Australia that are affected by population, it’s remarkable that the nation doesn’t have a national policy on it, writes… Liz Allen, Australian National University Population growth has profound impacts on Australian life, and sorting myths from facts can be difficult. This is the first article in our series,…

Population growing faster than expected

The 2016 Census was recently released and it will show that the Australian population is markedly higher than was previously estimated, and furthermore it is growing faster than previously thought. The increase has not been due to natural population increase, with the mini-boom in births actually slackening off a little lately. Instead the main driver…

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