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Population growth falls in NSW, Victoria but international student numbers the key to deeper cuts

Population growth falls in NSW, Victoria but international student numbers the key to deeper cuts

State governments have poured resources into promoting international education in Melbourne and Sydney, helping to increase the number of overseas students in Australia to more than 500,000 last year

  • by David Crowe

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Why Scott Morrison has had a change of heart on population
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Why Scott Morrison has had a change of heart on population

The Prime Minister's plans to cut migration will please a lot of ordinary voters and enrage big business.

  • by Ross Gittins
Why do we have a 'big Australia'?
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Opinion

Why do we have a 'big Australia'?

Pruning migration is low-hanging policy fruit compared with reducing greenhouse emissions.

  • by Stephen Saunders
Minister defends benefits of immigration ahead of planned changes to skilled intake
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Minister defends benefits of immigration ahead of planned changes to skilled intake

Policy speech flags changes to regional migration program.

  • by David Crowe
'It hits a nerve': the politicisation of the population debate
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'It hits a nerve': the politicisation of the population debate

Raw emotion and cold election calculus are helping to fuel a resurgent political debate over population growth that will have far-reaching consequences.

  • by Jessica Irvine
Immigration nation: Bracing for 'Big Australia'
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Immigration nation: Bracing for 'Big Australia'

This year Australia's people count ticked over 25 million - three decades earlier than experts planned. In our latest episode of Please Explain we're taking on the issue crying out to be addressed by Australians all over the country. 

  • by Tom McKendrick
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NSW's suggested immigration cut alarms business and universities
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NSW's suggested immigration cut alarms business and universities

The halving of net immigration to NSW could blow a $1 billion hole in the federal budget and have broader effects on the economy.

  • by Fergus Hunter & Lisa Visentin
Matthew Guy promises tax review to push regional growth

Matthew Guy promises tax review to push regional growth

The state's taxation system would be put under the microscope if the Coalition is elected, with a view to encouraging more people to move to regional Victoria.

  • by Adam Carey
Demand for detail as Coalition repeats call for regional migration
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Demand for detail as Coalition repeats call for regional migration

The Coalition is being challenged to explain how it could send migrants to the regions.

  • by David Crowe
New migrants to be forced to live outside Sydney and Melbourne
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New migrants to be forced to live outside Sydney and Melbourne

New migrants will be forced to live outside Sydney and Melbourne for up to five years under a federal government plan to ease congestion in the nation's most populous cities.

Future generations would pay for heavy cuts to immigration, researcher warns
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Future generations would pay for heavy cuts to immigration, researcher warns

A halt to migration would deprive the country of up to 6.8 million workers by 2050 while scaling back economic growth, warns a new assessment

  • by David Crowe