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Migration helps balance our ageing population – we don’t need a moratorium

Australia’s population is set to reach 25 million in the coming weeks.

This is much earlier than expected.

  • Liz Allen
  • The Conversation

Eighteen years ago, projections estimated Australia’s population wouldn’t get to 25 million until 2041.

Western Australian Liberal Senator Dean Smith last week proposed a moratorium on immigration to give Australia some time to “breathe” and take stock.

Kape 6fClaiming concerns over planning and infrastructure failing to meet population needs, Smith signalled Australia was unprepared, having relied on inaccurate population projections.

Immigration is often…

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