Federal Politics

Eryk Bagshaw

Eryk Bagshaw is an economics reporter for the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, based in Parliament House

Census: Australia as a village

More than 1600 people a week: Census reveals how we have grown

Melbourne is set to overtake Sydney as Australia's most populated city, for the first time in history the majority of Australians born overseas are from Asia not Europe and there has been a 39 per cent surge in the number of people declaring themselves in a same-sex relationship.

Woodside chief executive Peter Coleman: ''You put up barriers here and it will get reciprocated.''

Business leaders slam visa changes

Business leaders and one of the world's top economic experts have savaged the federal government's visa changes, accusing them of threatening the economy and labelling foreigners as barbarians.