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PostSubject: Seven in 10 Aussies don’t want more migrants, ANU survey reveals   Seven in 10 Aussies don’t want more migrants, ANU survey reveals EmptyWed 16 Jan 2019, 8:05 am

A new survey has revealed exactly how Australians feel about welcoming more people, while the Prime Minister adjusts his policy.

Just three out of every 10 Aussies believe the country needs more people, a survey by the Australian National University has revealed.

As the federal government and opposition grapple with their migration policies ahead of the next election, ANU researchers have uncovered a dramatic decline in support for population growth.

With Australia’s population a little over 25 million, more than 2000 adults were asked late last year whether they thought the country needed more people.

Only 30.4 per cent of respondents believed Australia needed more people, compared to 69.6 per cent who felt the country did not.

The high cost of housing, overcrowding in major cities, bad traffic and job security issues were among the most common reasons cited for limiting Australia’s population growth.

Cabinet minister Simon Birmingham insists Prime Minister Scott Morrison is dramatically recalibrating the country’s population policies by taking a bottom-up approach to migration intakes with the states and territories.

“The government is adopting an approach to population policy and our migration intake that is informed by different local factors across the different parts of Australia,” Senator Birmingham told reporters.

“That will hopefully ensure in the future that we don’t have circumstances where infrastructure is inadequate, because the states and territories have planned effectively and informed our national migration policy effectively to get the best possible outcomes for local communities.”

Support for a big Australia has fallen significantly since a similar question was asked in 2010, when 45.8 per cent of respondents felt the country needed more people.

The 15 per cent drop was largely attributable to falling support levels among men, who were nonetheless still more likely than women to think Australia needed more people.

Australians aged 25 to 34 had the greatest levels of support for an increased population, with 42.2 per cent in favour of growth.

People with higher levels of education and those born overseas — particularly migrants from non-English speaking countries — demonstrated strong support for a bigger population.

Greens voters were most likely to think Australia needed more people.

Coalition voters had the lowest levels of support of the major parties, with Labor voters somewhere in between.

Those who said they would vote for another party or candidate had the lowest levels of support (20.2 per cent).

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PostSubject: Re: Seven in 10 Aussies don’t want more migrants, ANU survey reveals   Seven in 10 Aussies don’t want more migrants, ANU survey reveals EmptyWed 16 Jan 2019, 9:53 am

Yet both major parties do...
neither of them care about what their fellow Australians want.
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PostSubject: Re: Seven in 10 Aussies don’t want more migrants, ANU survey reveals   Seven in 10 Aussies don’t want more migrants, ANU survey reveals EmptyWed 16 Jan 2019, 6:55 pm

Veritas wrote:
Yet both major parties do...
neither of them care about what their fellow Australians want.


That's right -
we need more people like Fraser Anning in parliament.
He listens to the people.
The other politicians don't act for us.
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PostSubject: Re: Seven in 10 Aussies don’t want more migrants, ANU survey reveals   Seven in 10 Aussies don’t want more migrants, ANU survey reveals EmptyThu 17 Jan 2019, 4:04 pm

We do need some "skilled" migration but certainly not the huge intake we currently have ... what is it? 160,000+ a year "skilled" migrants or something?  It needs to be cut back, drastically! We also are obliged to take in some "asylum seekers" (not the country shopper variety).

They are still talking about Australia having a population of 50 million by 2050, or is it earlier now?  Where are they all going to live? What jobs are they going to do? With the "aging population", we do need more young people to work and pay tax to keep Australia churning along.

I had a quick look and the majority of new "skilled" immigrants are currently from bloody INDIA (followed by China) .... IF I have to "converse" with another Indian on the phone I will scream!  Sure, they speak English but they are so hard to understand ... and do not have a sense of humour! Grrrrr
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