Quality of life compromised when numbers increase

June 7, 2010 • Daily Email Recap

The case for a ‘big Australia’ raises the issue of whether we have the resources to support it, JOHN SUTTON writes

Across Australia there are increasing public concerns about population growth, as more people question just how we can provide the water, homes and infrastructure needed to resource our projected rapid population growth. Population is shaping up to be the sleeper issue of this year’s federal election. The Rudd Government would be wise to pause, take a look around and rethink blindly marching along with the “big Australia” cheer squad.

A broad range of voices across ideological boundaries is growing concerned that our nation does not have the water, the ecology or the infrastructure to pack in tens of millions more people.

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