New party wants population debate

February 8, 2010 • Daily Email Recap

Thanks to Joe Bish for this article from the Sydney Morning Herald.

When Kevin Rudd welcomed the idea of ”a big Australia” by openly praising forecasts the country’s population would boom from 22 million to 35 million by 2050, William Bourke decided it was time to act.

The Sydney small businessman believes the Prime Minister’s remarks were so out of keeping with the feelings of most voters, he decided to form a political party.

Although he has never been involved in politics, Mr Bourke, 39, said his instincts told him Mr Rudd had slipped up badly last year when he said:” ”I actually believe in a big Australia – I make no apology for that. I actually think it’s good news that our population is growing.”

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