Hirunews Logo
Migrants+Driving+Population+Growth+As+Australia+Hits+24+Million
Wednesday, 17 February 2016 - 13:25
Migrants Driving Population Growth As Australia Hits 24 Million
19

Shares
2,358

Views

Former Australian foreign minister Bob Carr says immigration should be cut by 50% to prevent ‘irreversible degradation’ as population climbs to 24 million.

Australia’s “breakneck” population growth is flooding major cities and putting huge pressure on house prices, the country’s former foreign minister says.

Australia’s population ticked over to 24 million overnight, on the back of record net overseas migration in the year to July 2015.

“We’ve got a third-world style population growth rate and I think the Australian people need to be alerted to this,” Bob Carr told foreign media on Sunday.

Speaking to media, Carr, who was also premier of New South Wales from 1995 to 2005, said Australia’s growth rate outstripped Indonesia’s and was the highest of any developed country.

Make a Comment
Make a Comment

DOWNLOAD HIRUNEWS APP ON ANDROID & APPLE
Petroleum strike further continues
Tuesday, 25 July 2017 - 21:15
The Distribution of fuel has been negatively impacted, due to the ongoing strike which was launched at midnight, protesting against three issues including... Read More
News Image
Hiru News Programme Segments
412 Views
7,952 Views
4,436 Views
1,656 Views
36 Views
2,497 Views
Top