Coalition argues for sustainable population

June 7, 2010 • Daily Email Recap

Thanks to Jenny Goldie of Sustainable Population Australia for this article from the Sydney Morning Herald.

IMMIGRATION levels would be adjusted every year under a Coalition government to ensure population growth remained economically and environmentally sustainable.

In a policy unveiled yesterday by the Opposition Leader, Tony Abbott, and his immigration spokesman, Scott Morrison, most categories of migrants, including foreign students, would have their numbers trimmed annually if necessary to keep population growth on a sustainable footing.

”At the moment, it’s growing in an out-of-control and unsustainable way,” Mr Abbott said.

Under the policy, the Productivity Commission would be restructured as the Productivity and Sustainability Commission.

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