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More refugees to be settled in country towns as ‘megacities’ feel the strain

The Morrison government wants to settle more refugees in country towns to stop Sydney and Melbourne from becoming overly congested "megacities", Population Minister Alan Tudge says.

In a speech to be delivered at The Sydney Morning Herald‘s population summit, Mr Tudge will outline the federal government’s plan to ease the pressure on major cities from Australia’s expanded population – which he said had “underpinned our GDP growth”.

  • Dana McCauley
  • The Age

The measures – which are being considered after the government reduced the annual permanent migration cap from 190,000 to 160,000 – would include …

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