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Why cutting Australia's migrant intake would do more harm than good, at least for the next decade

  • Written by Peter McDonald, Professor of Demography, Centre for Health Policy, University of Melbourne
Why cutting Australia's migrant intake would do more harm than good, at least for the next decadeIt's easy to blame congestion on immigrants. But it's really jobs that do it. People flock to where the jobs are, whether they are immigrants or not.Shutterstock

Australia’s population is among the fastest growing in the OECD with an increase of 1.7 per cent in 2016-17.

In Sydney and Melbourne traffic congestion has become so intolerable many...

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